Douglas County, WI

Douglas County has approximately 43,000 residents, located along Lake Superior in northwestern Wisconsin’ s Douglas County. It is situated across the bay from Duluth, Minnesota, which along with the city of Superior, WI comprise the Twin Ports metropolitan area.  Prostitution has been documented in Superior and Duluth, and throughout Douglas County, dating back to the […]

North Kansas City, MO

North Kansas City is a city in Clay County, Missouri, that is an independent municipality within the Kansas City metropolitan area. Its population is approximately 4,600. Prostitution activity has been well-documented in the city and surrounding areas of the county. This activity and the problems and ancillary crimes it generates results in complaints to law enforcement […]

Northport, AL

Northport is a city in Tuscaloosa County in the west central part of Alabama, located on the Black Warrior River across from downtown Tuscaloosa.  Its population is approximately 26,000.  Prostitution has been well documented problems in the city for years, and sex trafficking has presented problems throughout the county – including Northport – as well.  […]

Shawnee County, KS

Shawnee County is located in Northeast Kansas, in the central United States with a population of approximately 179,000 residents, making it the third-most populous county in Kansas. Its most populous city and county seat, Topeka, is the also state capital. Prostitution and sex trafficking have been identified by law enforcement as problems in the county. […]

Hocking County, OH

Hocking County is a county of about 28,000 residents, located southeast of Columbus, Ohio. Its county seat is Logan. Child sexual exploitation has been documented in the county. For example, in March 2022, a Hocking County couple were charged with creating and distributing child sexual abuse materials (i.e., child pornography) of at least three minor […]

Hilliard, OH

Hilliard is a city of under 40,000 residents in Franklin County, Ohio. It is a suburb of Columbus and part of Norwich Township. Prostitution and sex trafficking have been documented in the city, resulting in complaints to law enforcement. For example, two local massage parlors were shut down in 2019 after an investigation into prostitution […]

Hamilton County, OH

Hamilton County is located in southwestern Ohio and has approximately 830,000 residents. The largest city and county seat is Cincinnati, OH. A wide range of problems stemming from the local commercial sex market have been documented such as the kidnapping, rape, assault, and homicide of prostituted women. This activity and its ancillary crimes have resulted […]

Fresno County, CA

Fresno County is located in central California, and houses more than one million residents. Its population center and government seat is the city of Fresno. Street prostitution has posed significant problems for the city, and police reports have noted complaints from local business owners and residents for decades. Multiple cases of sex trafficking (of both […]

Nueces County, TX

Nueces County is a county of approximately 363,000 residents, located on the southeast coast of Texas. Its county seat and largest city is Corpus Christi, TX. Instances of prostitution and sex trafficking have been well-documented in incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county. This activity and its ancillary crimes have generated residential reports to local […]

Pickaway County, OH

Pickaway County, Ohio has a population of approximately 59,000 residents, and is a part of the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Circleville. Instances of prostitution and sex trafficking have been well-documented in the county and surrounding areas. Among the more serious issues associated with the county’s commercial sex market is child sex […]