Ogden, UT

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

Ogden is a city of approximately 87,000 residents in northern Utah’s Weber County. Prostitution activity has been well-documented in the city, surrounding communities, and other areas of the county. This activity and the problems and ancillary crimes it generates result in complaints to law enforcement agencies from residents and businesses. Among the more serious crimes associated with the local commercial sex market is sex trafficking. Police have investigated child sex trafficking rings in Ogden and Riverdale, and local prostitution involving adults has been widespread. For example, in December 2017, a 25-year-old man plead guilty to human trafficking after recruiting girls aged 17 and 18 and taking them to Nevada and Idaho for prostitution.

To combat consumer-level demand, police have at times conducted several street-level reverse stings per year. The Ogden Police Department has also conducted web-based reversals. In one web operation, police received 150 replies to a decoy web posting. Six men arrived at a location provided by police and were arrested when they offered to pay for sex.

Key Partners

  • Ogden Police Department

Key Sources

Brothel Raids Resulting in Sex Buyer Arrests:

Street-Level Reverse Stings:

Web-Based Reverse Stings:

Sex Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation in the Area:

Background on Prostitution in the Area:

Documented Violence against Individuals Engaged in Prostitution in the Area:

State Utah
Type City
Population 87321
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