Rye Brook, NY

Tactics Used

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

Rye Brook is a city of approximately 10,000 residents located near Greenburgh and Rye in Westchester County, New York. Prostitution is well documented in the city and surrounding areas.

In an effort to reduce demand for prostituted women, local law enforcement have conducted web-based reverse stings. In January 2008, media outlets reported that “66 people had been arrested during a nine-month investigation by into ads on Craigslist.com that offered sexual services at local hotels” and that “hotels in the town of Greenburgh, city of Rye and villages of Rye Brook and Elmsford were used for the hookups between March and December 2007.” The identities of the individuals arrested were not released, but law enforcement stated that “the men snared in the roundup included medical professionals, business owners, real estate developers and civil servants.”

Key Partners

  • Rye Brook Police Department
  • Westchester County Sheriff’s Office
  • Rye Police Department
  • Greenburgh Police Department
  • Elmsford Police Department

Key Sources

State New York
Type City
Population 9599
Location
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