Newark Police Received 60 Calls During Reverse Prostitution Sting

Get alerted to breaking news when it happens. Subscribe Now

On August 8, 2019, officers from Newark Police Street Crimes Unit conducted a reverse prostitution sting targeting individuals attempting to patronize a prostitute.

Using various undercover investigative means, officers received contacts from approximately 60 different phone numbers looking to patronize a prostitute within several hours.

During the operation, officers arrested two males for patronizing a prostitute. Both subjects were released on
summonses.

Chief Tiernan has stated that prostitution is not a victimless crime. Often women involved are forced into the activity. Locations, where prostitution occurs, are also frequently the scene of violent crimes and drug use.

The information provided above is from a City of Newark administrative report.

 


Sign In For Unlimited Access

Please Log in, or sign up for a new account below to continue reading.

Register


About Staff Writer

First State Update's Delaware editorial team covers New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County breaking news, political news, and general news stories. We bring the reader the latest news from the Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Rehoboth Beach and all point in between. If you have news to share, email us at desk@firststateupdate.com.

View all posts by Staff Writer →