St. Francisville, LA

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

St. Francisville is a town in Louisiana with approximately 1,700 residents, situated north of Baton Rouge. The St. Francisville Police Department conducted a web-based reverse sting which resulted in the arrest of seven men. Deputies reported that immediately after the decoy ad was posted, their phones “rang off the hook.” Callers were told to go to a motel in St. Francisville where an undercover agent waited in a room, posing as a woman selling sex.  The identities of the arrestees were released to local news outlets.

Key Partners

  • St. Francisville Police Department

Key Sources

  • Web-Based Reverse Stings:
    • “Seven Issued Summons for Soliciting a Prostitute,” Zachary Plainsman-News, October 13 2009.
    • “Undercover Sting Nets Seven with Online Ad,” Baton Rouge Advocate, October 23 2009.
State Louisiana
Type City
Population 1712
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