North Union Township, PA

Tactics Used

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

North Union Township is a community of approximately 14,000 residents in southwestern Pennsylvania, near Uniontown.  Members of the community have complained to police about prostitution in the city, and cases of underaged sex trafficking have been reported in the township and surrounding areas back in the 1980s.  Police have responded by conducting undercover operations.  Included in their methods are web-based reverse stings, used in an effort to address the demand component of commercial sex.  A recent reverse sting was conducted by a drug task force, which was involved because of the links between prostitution, drug addiction, and drug trafficking.

Key Partners

  • Fayette County District Attorney Office’s Drug Task Force
State Pennsylvania
Type City
Population 14140
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