In an effort to prosecute individuals for prostitution and solicitation throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area, law enforcement agencies have increased the use of sting operations. Sting operations are typically conducted one of two ways.
Frequently, law enforcement agencies will have a female officer or detective pose as a prostitute. Law enforcement will commonly use a website such as backpage.com to post an advertisement to lure individuals to a hotel room where they are ultimately arrested. The other type of covert operation that law enforcement agencies utilize is to have a male officer solicit the services from a female prostitute. The officer will typically make contact with the female and agree to meet her at a designated location.
If you or a loved one has been charged with prostitution or solicitation in Missouri or Illinois, it is critical that you seek the help of an experienced St. Louis criminal defense attorney. We provide confidential and aggressive representation. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.