Newark Police Received 60 Calls During Reverse Prostitution Sting

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

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.


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