We recently ran a post related to Sexual Exploitation and Patronizing charges, detailing the law and consequences, and describing how we can help. We referenced a sting operation in a Seattle massage parlor in 2016 where at least 204 men were arrested.
There has been another string of arrests related to a prostitution sting in Seattle. The Seattle Times describes a Seattle prostitution string resulting in 139 arrests at an Aurora Ave storefront. This was reportedly a week-long sting and the men arrested may face charges of Sexual Exploitation.
Please see our prior blog post for explanation of Sexual Exploitation law. This is the term used in Seattle and it is the same crime as Patronizing a Prostitute, as it remains called elsewhere in Washington State.
Understand that Patronizing or Sexual Exploitation charges can impact your job, family, relationships, criminal record, and more. We know that being arrested for these charges may bring up feelings of shame, fear, and confusion. An experienced criminal defenseattorney can help.
If you have any questions about the law or are facing charges of your own, please contact our team for a Free Consultation. We have successfully fought many similar cases and we are here to advocate for you and your best interests.