North Sewickley Township, PA

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

North Sewickley Township is a township of roughly 5,500 residents in western Pennsylvania, is located in Beaver County, PA. It is part of the Pittsburg metropolitan area. Prostitution has been recognized as a local problem for decades throughout Beaver County, and community complaints have played a role in police operations responding to commercial sex in the cities, towns, and boroughs. Among the problems associated with prostitution in the county are sex trafficking of adults and children, as well as the murder of a prostituted woman in 2003.

In effort to combat the local commercial sex market, police have been known to apprehend sex buyers in the area. For example, in September 2011, a man and woman found in a car parked along River Road were arrested for engaging in prostitution, according to a North Sewickley police report. The woman was charged with promoting prostitution and possession drug paraphernalia after the incident. The man was charged with “patronizing a prostitute.” They had agreed on a $20 transaction. Police also found a hypodermic needle and spoon in the woman’s purse, according to the report. The man was arrested for patronizing a prostitute and the woman was arrested for promoting prostitution and possession drug paraphernalia. Their identities, ages, and hometowns were included in reports by local media outlets.

Key Sources

Sex Buyer Arrest, Identity Disclosure:

Background on Local Prostitution:

Sex Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation in the Area:

Documented Violence against Individuals Engaged in Prostitution in the Area:

State Pennsylvania
Type City
Population 5500
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