Albany, OR

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Shaming
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Letters
Cameras
Web stings
License suspension

Albany is a city of approximately 50,000 residents, situated south of Salem along the Interstate 5 corridor in Oregon. Prostitution appears to be substantial in the city, judging by the results of recent investigations. Sex trafficking has also been documented.

In May 2012, officers from the Albany Police Department conducted their first web sting. Officers made contact with men attempting to solicit sex on Backpage.com, and arranged to meet the johns at a local hotel. When the men arrived and attempted to enter the designated hotel room, they were apprehended by police. A total of 10 men were arrested; their names were publicized by local media outlets. Each of the johns was also fined $1,000, and forced to forfeit any money in his possession at the time of the arrest.

State Oregon
Type City
Population 50158
Location
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