Revere, MA

Tactics Used

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

Revere is a city of approximately 54,000 residents, located on the Atlantic coast near Boston, Massachusetts.  Prostitution and sex trafficking activity have been well-documented in the city and neighboring communities for decades.  For example, in November, 2012 the owners of two massage parlors, one in Wellesley and the other in Revere, were arrested in connection with human trafficking and prostitution.  In June, 2017  three people were arrested and charged with human trafficking for sexual servitude following a six-month long investigation into crimes committed in Revere and other locations in the area. Representatives from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Boston Police, Revere Police, Woburn Police and U.S. Immigration and Naturalization collaborated on the investigation. In April, 2021, a 56 year old woman was arrested and faced multiple charges for allegedly running a prostitution business out of the day spa she owned; the charges included trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, deriving support from prostitution, money laundering and conspiracy.

Consumer level demand provides the revenue stream for all prostitution and sex trafficking, and has therefore been targeted by local law enforcement agencies as a strategy for prevention and response.  To identify and apprehend local sex buyers driving the prostitution and sex trafficking markets, the Revere Police Department has conducted reverse stings.  For example, in June, 2019 an investigation in Revere that targeted individuals soliciting women to engage in sexual conduct for a fee resulted in 11 arrests.  Revere’s substantial hotel sector was a factor in conducting the investigation, according to police.


Key Partners

  • Revere Police Department
  • Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
  • Boston Police Department
  • Woburn Police Department
State Massachusetts
Type City
Population 53692
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