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In 2005, Task Force members initiated an Prostitution Investigation named operation “Matthew Thompkins aka Knowledge ”. The basis of the investigation centered on “Pimps” utilizing female minors, not only in Atlantic City, but other major cities in the United States for the purpose of prostitution. As a result of this investigation, (8) individuals in the Atlantic City area and (50) nationally, from cities including New York and Las Vegas were arrested. Several so called “Pimps” and Prostitutes were charged with various federal crimes for the utilization and recruitment of minors for prostitution, and being part of this criminal enterprise. The investigation also identified several million dollars in assets including property, luxury cars, jewelry and cash, that were seized as proceeds obtained through this criminal enterprise. The main individuals arrested in this case are still incarcerated and awaiting court proceedings.

 








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