Springfield Township, OH

Tactics Used

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

Springfield Township is one of the twelve townships within Hamilton County, Ohio. It is located in the Cincinnati metro area in southern Ohio, and its population is roughly 36,000. Prostitution activity has been well-documented in the city and surrounding communities, and in unincorporated areas of Hamilton County.  Consumer-level demand provides the revenue stream for all prostitution and sex trafficking, and has therefore been targeted by local law enforcement agencies in their strategy for prevention and response. For example, in 2017, the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office conducted a collaborative human trafficking operation in Springfield Township that resulted in the arrest of 14 people on drug and prostitution charges.   The Sheriff’s Office worked with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force on the operation, which was conducted in September at a hotel in Springfield Township. Those arrested were charged with a variety of offenses, including promoting prostitution, soliciting, and drug-related charges.

Key Partners

  • Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lucas County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Office
  • Wood County Sheriff’s Office
  • FBI Child Exploitation Task Force
State Ohio
Type City
Population 39572
Location
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