Brock Frymoyer, 55, was arrested on January 14, 2022 at 11:08 am by Wyomissing Police officers for prostitution and related offenses under 18 Pa. C.S. § 5902. This occurred while the Bucks County Human Trafficking Task Force was conducting a detail at a hotel in the borough of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Officers were advised that a male driving a brown sport utility vehicle with a bike rack on the back was driving to the hotel after arranging to exchange money for sex acts with a detective posing as a woman in prostitution. A vehicle matching that description arrived at the agreed upon location, then quickly left the parking lot. Officers stopped the vehicle, where Frymoyer, who was driving the vehicle, admitted he was there to meet with a woman in prostitution.
Law enforcement’s targeting of sex buyers is incredibly important in the fight against commercial sexual exploitation. When buying sex is not criminalized, it increases demand for buying sex, which in turn increases traffickingto meet the demand. This is why the CSE Institute supports the implementation of the Equality Model which continues to criminalize buying sex in order to decrease demand and therefore decrease the number of victims of human trafficking. The Equality Model consists of four key elements: (1) decriminalization of the prostituted person, (2) criminalization of sex buyers and facilitators with a commitment to treating buying sex as a serious crime, (3) a public education campaign about the inherent harms of prostitution, and (4) funded, robust, holistic exit services for victims of commercial sexual exploitation. The Equality Model directly targets the demand for buying sex by criminalizing sex buyers and traffickers, while decriminalizing the people who are being bought and sold for commercial sex. The decriminalization of people in prostitution recognizes those who are bought and sold for sex as exploited, not as perpetrators of a crime.
The CSE Institute commends the agents and officers who are working to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of people in Pennsylvania. We fully support the efforts of the Bucks County Human Trafficking Task Force which is effectively pursuing and charging those who engage in commercial sexual exploitation.