Human Traffic Watch

Cops focusing more on “johns” in prostitution busts

In Awareness, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking on August 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm

The Dayton and Cincinnati police departments were among those that participated in a nationwide sting operation last week targeting men attempting to buy sex. Focusing on “johns” has become a key strategy in law enforcement’s battle against prostitution.

Called “Operation: Buyer Beware,” the initiative was the third in the past year coordinated by the Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff’s Office that included police detectives posing as prostitutes and posting ads on the website backpage.com. Men responded, arrived at a location operated by police, made a deal with an undercover female detective and were arrested. In four days, the Dayton Police Department arrested nine johns, towed six vehicles and confiscated $890.

Source: Dayton Daily News

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