Orem, UT

Tactics Used

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

Orem is a community in Utah, about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City along Interstate 15, near Provo. Orem has a population of roughly 93,000. Prostitution activity, as well as cases of solicitation and commercial sexual exploitation of minors, have been reported in the community for several years.

In an effort to reduce the demand for prostitution, the Orem Police Department has conducted web-based reverse stings since at least 2009. OPD officers have at times used surveillance cameras to collect evidence during sting and other anti-prostitution operations. The identities of arrested sex buyers are not typically publicized in press. Since 1993, Utah law states that anyone convicted of prostitution or of patronizing a prostitute must “submit to a mandatory test to determine if the offender is an HIV-positive individual. The mandatory test shall be required and conducted prior to sentencing.”

Key Partners

  • Orem Department of Public Safety

Key Sources

State Utah
Type City
Population 93078
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