Naperville, IL

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Naperville is a city of roughly 145,000 residents, located in the suburbs of Chicago in DuPage and Will Counties, Illinois.  Sex trafficking and prostitution activity have been documented in the city over the years, and present a range of related crimes and problems.  To address such crimes, police tactics employed locally have included those targeting the buyers of commercial sex. For example, in August 2016 three men who solicited sex from undercover female police officers were arrested in a reverse sting conducted near Ogden Avenue and Naper Boulevard.  The names, ages, and addresses of the arrested sex buyers were publicly released.  They were each charged with solicitation of a sex act, a Class A misdemeanor. The Naperville Police Department’s Special Operations Group led the operation, with the assistance of officers from Downers Grove.  At the time, police representatives said the department sets up prostitution and reverse prostitution stings “periodically” during the course of the year.

Key Partners

  • Naperville Police Department
  • Downers Grove Police Department

Key Sources

State Illinois
Type City
Population 144864
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