Rye, NY

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

Rye is a city in Westchester County, New York with a population of approximately 17,000. It is separate from the town of Rye, which has a larger land area than the city. Prostitution and sex trafficking are well-documented problems in the city. Police have conducted both street-level and web-based reverse stings to arrest sex buyers, and have disseminated the identities of the men arrested. For example, in November, 2007, an undercover action precipitated by an advertisement in Craigslist brought the arrest on New York prostitution charges of several men who responded to an advertisement for prostitution in Rye.

Key Partners

  • Rye Police Department
State New York
Type City
Population 15769
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