Oxford County, ME

Tactics Used

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

Oxford County is a located in far Western Maine, along the Vermont and Quebec borders. The county population is roughly of 57,000, and its county seat is the town of Paris.  Prostitution and sex trafficking activity have been well-documented in the county, and that activity and the problems and ancillary crimes it generates results 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, and violence associated with involvement in prostitution has also been documented.  For example, in March 2019, prosecutors said that an alleged victim in a sex trafficking case who was scheduled to testify against her fiance was found dead. The Sun Journal reported that Assistant District Attorney Nathan Walsh would dismiss the felony sex trafficking charge filed against 36-year-old man following the woman’s death. Maine State Police said that the body of the 38-year-old woman was found in Oxford County.

 

Key Partners

  • Oxford County Sheriff’s Office
  • Oxford Police Department
  • Rumford Police Department
  • Lisbon Police Department
  • Auburn Police Department
  • Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Maine State Police
  • Maine Department of Corrections
  • FBI Human Trafficking Task Force
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • District Attorney’s Office
State Maine
Type County
Population 57439
Location
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