St. Cloud, FL

Tactics Used

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

St. Cloud is a small city of about than 35,000 residents in the greater Orlando area, near Kissimmee, Florida. Local law enforcement have conducted reverse sting operations in the city since at least 1989.  In September 2012, the Osceola Sheriff’s Office collaborated with nearby agencies to conduct its first web-based sting, which resulted in the arrest of 11 sex buyers and others. The names and photos of all those arrested (sex buyers, prostituted women, and pimps) were released to the media and posted online.  In August, 2013 the St. Cloud Police Department arrested two St. Cloud men as part of a reverse sting.  The names, ages, and occupations of the arrested sex buyers were publicized.

Key Partners

  • St. Cloud Police Department
  • Osceola County Sheriff’s Office
State Florida
Type City
Population 35183
Location
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