Woodstock, OH

Tactics Used

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

Woodstock is a city that serves as the county seat of McHenry County, Illinois.  It is located about 50 miles northwest of Chicago, and has a population of about 25,000. Prostitution and sex trafficking (and associated violence) are well-documented problems in the region, and to address them, local law enforcement agencies have used tactics that have targeted consumer-level demand.  For example, in September, 2019, three men were arrested and charged with misdemeanor solicitation of a sex act following a human trafficking sting in Woodstock.  All three men were released from police custody after posting bail, and each was identified in news reports.  The operation was planned, coordinated and executed by a McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office task force, which consists of police officers from Algonquin, Cary, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, McHenry, Woodstock and Illinois State Police.  It was reported that it was the first operation of its kind locally.

 

Key Partners

  • McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office Task Force
State Ohio
Type City
Population 25598
Location
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