New York undercover sting operations are in full force over the last month. First, an undercover action precipitated by an advertisement in Craigslist brought the arrest on New York prostitution charges of several men who responded to this advertisement in Rye, New York. Westchester. More recently, in early November, a sting at a rest stop off of New York Interstate 684 in Bedford, New York resulted in the arrests of over 20 men, including a priest who is charged with attempting to engage in sex with an undercover officer.
Most recently, on November 8th and 9th, the Mount Vernon Patrol Task Force conducted an undercover sting operation that led to the arrests of 23 men on misdemeanor charges of patronizing a prostitute. In the Mount Vernon sting, near the Bronx border, undercover officers acted as decoys for suspects who approached the officers and allegedly offered to engage in sexual acts for money.