Lake Worth, TX

Lake Worth is a city of under 5,000 residents in Tarrant County, Texas. The city is adjacent to the lake it is named after, a popular recreational lake in the northwestern portion of Tarrant County. Lake Worth is located roughly 8 miles northwest of Fort Worth and 40 miles west of Dallas. Child sex trafficking […]

Bushland, TX

Bushland is an unincorporated community and census-designated place with a population of under 3,000 residents, located in southwestern Potter County, Texas, roughly 15 miles west of Amarillo. Identity disclosure and resulting employment loss of an arrested sex buyer have occurred in the community. In April 2023, the Bushland High School head softball coach resigned following […]

Brenham, TX

Brenham is a city in east-central Texas with a population of about 18,000, and is the county seat of Washington County. Prostitution and child sex trafficking have been documented in the city, resulting in complaints to law enforcement from residents. For example, in July 2019, a Brenham woman arrested the previous month on Child Prostitution […]

Hampton, SC

Hampton is a town of about 3,000 residents and is the county seat of Hampton County, South Carolina. Sex trafficking and related violence have been documented in the town. In August 2022, a former sex trafficking victim from Charleston gave an interview on the violence she experienced while being trafficked, exposing particularly one sex buyer, […]

Laurens County, SC

Laurens County is a county of about 68,000 in upstate South Carolina, and is included in the Greenville, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Laurens. Prostitution has occurred in the area, in connection with drugs and theft, as well as documented child sex trafficking. To combat demand, sex buyer arrests and identity disclosure […]

Laurens, SC

Laurens is a city of about 9,000 and is the county seat of Laurens County, South Carolina. It is located upstate, about 70 miles northwest of Columbia. At least one reverse sting and one opportunistic sex buyer arrest have occurred in the city. In July 2017, Laurens City Police arrested two Laurens County men and […]

Clinton, SC

Clinton is a city of under 8,000 residents in Laurens County, South Carolina. Located in upstate South Carolina about 60 miles northwest of Columbia, it is part of the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area. Prostitution and connected robberies have been documented in the city. To address these problems, sex buyer arrests and identity disclosure have occurred […]

South Middleton Township, PA

South Middleton Township is a municipality of about 15,000 residents in Cumberland County, located in southern Pennsylvania. Cumberland County is included in the Harrisburg–Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is known to have been on regional sex trafficking circuits since the 1980s, if not before, and local prostitution has been a persistent problem, particularly along […]

Fountain Hill, PA

Fountain Hill is a borough of almost 5,000 residents in Lehigh County, located in eastern Pennsylvania just east of Allentown. Instances of sex trafficking have been documented in the surrounding area. At least one sex buyer identity disclosure has led to employment loss in the city. In March 2023, the borough manager for Fountain Hill […]

Gresham, OR

Gresham is a city of approximately 113,000 residents located in Multnomah County, Oregon, immediately east of Portland. It is considered a suburb within the Greater Portland Metropolitan area. Identity disclosure of an arrested sex buyer has occurred in the city. In March 2023, a sex trafficking operation was conducted by the Lake Oswego Police Department […]