Oak Park Heights, MN

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

Oak Park Heights is a small city of less than 5,000 residents, located in Washington County, Minnesota near Stillwater. On at least one occasion, law enforcement agencies have targeted local demand for prostitution.

In April 2016, Oak Park Heights Police Department officers reported the completion of a sting in the community. According to the Stillwater Gazette, the operation resulted in the arrest of four sex buyers on “felony-level prostitution” charges. A representative with OPHPD indicated to Gazette reporters that the men “were arrested for solicitation of prostitution of underage persons… after seeking out sexual encounters with what was clearly represented as a person under the age of 18 years.” He added that the investigation was a “multi-agency undercover operation,” though the OPHPD did not disclose the tactics used or which other law enforcement agencies participated. The arrestees’ names were also not disclosed in press.

Key Partners

  • Oak Park Heights Police Department

Key Sources

Reverse Stings:

Background on Prostitution in the Area:

  • “Police Arrest Prostitute for Online Solicitation,” Stillwater Gazette, June 25 2008.
State Minnesota
Type City
Population 4750
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