Prairie Township, OH

Tactics Used

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

Prairie Township is one of the nineteen townships of Franklin County, Ohio.  It is located in the Columbus area and has a population of about 17,000.   Prostitution in the town is well-documented, and presents problems such as a case of an HIV positive women continuing to engage in prostitution.   In response to community complaints, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has conducted reverse stings, and publicized the identities of the arrested sex buyers.  Some of the reverse stings have been conducted in cities and towns, such as Prairie Township, and others in unincorporated areas of the county.

Key Partners

  • Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
State Ohio
Type City
Population 17119
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