Arnold, PA

Tactics Used

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

Arnold is a small town of about 5,000 residents located in western Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh.  Prostitution has been documented in the city back at least to the early 1960s.  To combat consumer-level demand, Arnold police have conducted reverse stings.  For example, in 2005, four men were arrested in an investigation by state and local police when they tried to solicit sex from an undercover state police officer near the intersection of Walnut Street and Constitution Boulevard in Arnold. Their identities were included in press releases.  In 2010, a joint sting/reverse sting operation resulted in the arrest of five sex buyers and five prostituted women.  The identities of all arrestees were reported in local news outlets.

Key Partners

  • Arnold Police Department

Key Sources

 

State Pennsylvania
Type City
Population 5250
Location
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