City of Independence, Missouri

Results of IPD Prostitution and Human Trafficking Sting

Results of IPD Prostitution and Human Trafficking Sting

For immediate release: October 18, 2017

From October 11-13, 2017, IPD conducted an operation to combat prostitution and human trafficking crimes in Independence, MO.

The arrest results were as follows:
Prostitution: 13 (4 Felony Cases)
Patronizing Prostitution: 9
Aiding/Misdemeanor: 3
Drug Violations: 7 (3 Felony Cases)
Felon in Possession of a Firearm: 1
Endangering the Welfare of a Child: 2
Possession Stolen Property: 1
Interfering: 1
Total number of people arrested: 27
Total number of criminal charges: 37
Sex Offenders Arrested: 1
Human Trafficking Leads: 2
Warrants: 14 (4 Felony Warrants)

Additional information is expected to be released when charge information becomes available.