Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD

Tactics Used

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

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 36,000 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 johns (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, sellers, 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 the media.

Key Partners

  • Prince George’s County Police
State Maryland
Type City
Population 36653
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