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West Haven, UT

West Haven is located within Weber County, Utah, approximately 35 miles north of Salt Lake City and to the west of the Wasatch Mountains.  The city’s population is approximately 16,000 and the municipality was formed by merging the unincorporated communities of Kanesville and Wilson in 1991. In response to the growing risk of sexual predators […]

Springfield Township, OH

Springfield Township is one of the twelve townships within Hamilton County, Ohio. It is located in the Cincinnati metro area in southern Ohio, and its population is roughly 36,000. Prostitution activity has been well-documented in the city and surrounding communities, and in unincorporated areas of Hamilton County.  Consumer-level demand provides the revenue stream for all […]

Reno County, KS

Reno County is located in central Kansas, to the northwest of Wichita.  It has a population of approximately 62,000, and the city of Hutchinson (pop. approximately 40,000) serves as the county seat. Prostitution and sex trafficking activity have been well-documented within Reno County. This activity and the problems and ancillary crimes it generates results in […]

Hutchinson, KS

Hutchinson is a city of about 40,000 residents that serves as the county seat in Reno County, Kansas.  Prostitution and sex trafficking activity have been well-documented in the city and surrounding communities, and in unincorporated areas of Reno County. This activity and the problems and ancillary crimes it generates results in complaints to law enforcement […]

Pismo Beach, CA

Pismo Beach is a city of approximately 8,000 residents, located in southern San Luis Obispo County, California. Prostitution activity has been well-documented in the city and surrounding communities, and in unincorporated areas of the county. This activity and the problems and ancillary crimes it generates results in complaints to law enforcement agencies from residents and […]

Perkins, OK

Perkins is a city of about 2,800 residents located in southern Payne County, Oklahoma. It is in north-central Oklahoma, situated along the Interstate 35 corridor and about equidistant from Oklahoma City and Tulsa.  Prostitution and sex trafficking are known to occur in the town and throughout Payne County, and generate complaints to police and a […]

Yuma County, AZ

Yuma County is in the southwest corner of Arizona, and prostitution and sex trafficking activity in the county and surrounding areas are well-documented. For example, in 2011 three women were arrested for allegedly running a prostitution ring out of a local massage parlor. Federal and local agents raided the business after receiving complaints about prostitution. […]

Hendry County, FL

Hendry County is located inland of Fort Meyers in southwestern Florida, and has a population of about 40,000. Its county seat is LaBelle, and Hendry County comprises the Clewiston Micropolitan Statistical Area.  Clewiston is a town of about 8,000 residents, near Lake Okeechobee.  Prostitution and sex trafficking activity have been well-documented in the communities and […]

St. Charles, MO

Saint Charles is a city in, and the county seat of, St. Charles County, Missouri. The population is about 70,000, making St. Charles the ninth-largest city in Missouri. It is located along the Missouri River, and is a northwestern suburb of St. Louis. Prostitution and sex trafficking activity in St. Charles County have been well-documented […]

Durham County, NC

Durham County, North Carolina has well-documented problems with sex trafficking and prostitution, including cases of organized child sex trafficking and multi-state prostitution rings based out of the city of Durham (the county seat). The main tactics used to combat demand for local commercial sex are street-level and web-based reverse stings. In 2008, a reverse resulted […]