Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD

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

Oxon Hill-Glassmanor is a Maryland suburb of Washington DC, across the Potomac River from Alexandria, near College Park.  The unincorporated community within Prince George’s County has about 18,000 residents, an area with substantial prostitution and trafficking activity.  The Prince Georges Police District reports routinely conducting prostitution operations, including reverse stings. In August, 2012, a focus on combating demand involved two reverse stings during the month, resulting in the arrest of 24 male sex buyers. A total of 80 arrests were made in the month-long anti-prostitution effort.  In December 2012, a similar operation resulted in 29 men on solicitation charges, six women on prostitution charges, one charge of human trafficking and one charge of hindering.  These sting operations had led to 227 arrests (including buyers, victims, and pimps) in 2012, mostly in the College Park area, with some in Oxon Hill.  Since beginning to tackle the issue aggressively in 2010, police had made 691 prostitution arrests in the same area through December 2012.  The identities of arrested sex buyers are released to news outlets.

Key Partners

  • Prince George’s County Police

Key Sources

Reverse Stings:

Background on Local Prostitution and Sex Trafficking:

Background on Sex Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation in the County:

State Maryland
Type City
Population 18049
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