State officials were out in force at the New York State Fair this month in an effort to apprehend prostitutes and other sex offenders. During the five days of the fair, nearly 30 people were arrested for sex offenses. Authorities arrested 18 women for prostitution and 10 persons for promoting or profiting from prostitution. These are all misdemeanors under the law.
One man was arrested for sex trafficking, a class B felony. Officials also arrested him for assault for allegedly forcing women into sex to pay for their drug debts. He allegedly burned one of the victims with a cigarette.