Westport, CT

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

Westport is a coastal town located in eastern Connecticut with a population of roughly 28,000 residents. In late 2010, officers from the Westport Police Department conducted a web-based reverse sting after receiving a complaint about a Craiglist post soliciting sex in the Westport Library. Police then scanned the site for similar listings, and responded to those that explicitly offered money in exchange for sex. Undercover female detectives then contacted the men by phone, and arranged to meet. When the sex buyers arrived, they were quickly intercepted by police. Two men were arrested— both had their names, ages, and addresses released to the public.

State Connecticut
Type City
Population 28115
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