Good news. President Trump (thank you) did sign the FOSTA-SESTA Bill last week (11-Apr-2018). This will shutdown the Craigslist personals and the Backpage.com website was seized (founder will also serve some time in prison for money laundering). This will be one less avenue for police to conduct their sting operations and one less avenue to… Read More »


In March the Senate and House passed an Anti-Trafficking Bill that resulted in Craigslist shutting down its Personals Section. It is known as FOSTA (HR-1865) and/or SESTA (97-2). Click this link (or do some searches) to learn more:  What To Know About The Terrible Anti-Trafficking Bill That Forced Craigslist To Shut Down Its Personals Section… Read More »


This website is a culmination of hundreds of hours of searching, reading, and research about sex sting operations. Until one is impacted (directly or via family member/friend) you really don’t think about the scale of these operations. Prostitution stings tend to be very large scale capturing hundreds of John’s often charged with misdemeanor and pay… Read More »


It looked like 2018 was off to a quiet start but in January there has been at least 24 captured in the easily found media publicized stings. We are probably on track for another 280+ captures (like last 3 years) not to mention the 1000+ major stings will take down. FY2017 had $27.6M in funding… Read More »


So far 2018 is off to a quiet start on stings. Most seem to be more limited and perhaps are targeting. With the hundreds of backlog perhaps courts are tied up and getting sick of these things–although most tend to end in Pleas there are still around 20% going to trial. Another item is the… Read More »


Many article links updated which include some statistics and Journal articles. I’m almost done with my updates; perhaps 5-10 more relevant articles/Journal publications are left. Of course new and additional undiscovered material exist. If I find anything interesting I’ll include a link. In other news, there was another BIG Net Nanny sting in Washington State… Read More »


I finally got the 2016 and 2017 Sting pages updated. Every year upwards of 260+ people appear to be caught in high profile child sting operations each year. These are the visible ones. I suspect there are 10x as many I’m not finding in my searching. A difficult road ahead for all those captured. A… Read More »


Lisa Ling’s This is Life series has a good episode (#3) on on “Age of Consent” with respect to Children (<18) who become offenders. Check out the CNN webpage: This is Life. If you download the CNN go App or Web App you should be able to watch this from your phone/tablet/PC (Alternative Video Link).… Read More »


A few minor additions to the website including adding to the 2017 Sting section and another Journal article. I have several good Journal articles to add along with updating the 2016 and 2017 Sting pages. More statistics will be posted in the weeks ahead.


Several updates to the Resource section of this website. I still have quite a few links to Journal related articles to add. I’m also going to add a section which contains LINKS to actual Sing Operations taking place so you can see the proliferation of these and get an idea how many people are being… Read More »