El Paso County, CO

El Paso County, Colorado has a population of approximately 840,000 residents, and is located south of Denver along Interstate 25.  Its population center is the city of Colorado Springs. Prostitution and sex trafficking are well documented in that city and throughout the county, and there have also been cases of local murderers specifically targeting prostituted […]

Webb County, TX

Webb County, Texas is located along the Mexican border and has a population of approximately 277,000 residents.  Its largest city and the government seat is Laredo.  Prostitution and sex trafficking have been persistent and visible problems within the cities and unincorporated area of the county for decades. Among the serious related crimes have been the […]

Gregg County, TX

Gregg County is a county located in eastern Texas, and has a population of roughly 124,000. Its county seat is the city of Longview, which has approximately 80,000 residents. Containing the intersection of Interstate 20, Route 80, and Route 259, the county has been a site of widespread prostitution for decades, generating numerous complaints to […]

Beauregard Parish, LA

Beauregard Parish is located in western Louisiana, near the Texas border. The population is about  38,000. The parish seat is DeRidder, a city with a population of abut 11,000.  Prostitution and sex trafficking are well documented in the Parish, and among the efforts to address those crimes are operations seeking to arrest and punish sex […]

Muskingum County, OH

Muskingum County, Ohio has a population of about 86,000 and its county seat is the city of Zanesville.  It is located in central Ohio, about 70 miles east of Columbus on the Interstate 70 corridor. Police have fielded “continuous” complaints about prostitution from residents and businesses, and sex trafficking is known to occur in many […]

Solon, OH

Solon is a city of about 24,000 residents in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and is a suburb of Cleveland. It is part of Northeast Ohio’s combined Cleveland-Akron-Canton metropolitan area, the city population is about 23,000. Prostitution and sex trafficking activity have been well-documented in Solon and in nearby communities and unincorporated areas of Cuyahoga County. This activity […]

Sweetwater County, WY

Sweetwater County is located in southwestern Wyoming, abutting the northern borders of Colorado and Utah.  Its population is roughly 44,000, and its county seat is the city of Green River. By area, it is the largest county in Wyoming. Prostitution and sex trafficking are well-documented in the city of Rock Springs, Green River, and other […]

Union City, TN

Union City is a city located in Obion County, in northwestern Tennessee. Its population is roughly 10,000. Union City is the principal city of the surrounding micropolitan area, which includes Obion County TN and Fulton County, KY.  Sex trafficking and prostitution are documented problems in the city and surrounding areas, and to address them sex […]

Osceola, IA

Osceola is a city of roughly 5,000 residents serving as the government seat of Clarke County in southern Iowa.  Prostitution and sex trafficking activity have been well-documented in the city and throughout the region. Police officers have observed local ads for sex acts on websites and noted that the city is well-situated for prostitution and […]

Huntington, IN

Huntington is the largest city and the county seat of Huntington County, Indiana, and its population is about 17,000.  Prostitution and sex trafficking have been documented in the city of Huntington and surrounding areas.  For example,  in July, 2015 a woman from Huntington County was arrested on allegations that she was prostituting at an area […]