Webster Parish, 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

Webster Parish is located in the northwestern section of Louisiana and has about 36,000 residents. The seat of the parish is Minden. Prostitution has been documented in the parish, generating complaints to law enforcement agencies, and child sex trafficking has also occurred locally. For example, in September 2010, a Webster Parish man pleaded guilty to acting as a pimp for two juvenile runaways who answered an online ad for sexual services. The resident of Minden pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Atlanta to transporting minors across state lines for purposes of prostitution. Federal prosecutors said the man had posted internet ads for sexual services and then acted as the girls’ pimp after he met them.

To combat prostitution and sex trafficking in the area, local law enforcement agencies have targeted consumer-level demand for prostitution on at least one occasion. In May 2016, police in Minden arrested two men for soliciting for prostitution, and disclosed their identities in news releases.

Key Partners

  • Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Minden Police Department

Key Sources

Reverse Sting, Identity Disclosure:

Background on Prostitution in the Area:

State Louisiana
Type County
Population 36184
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