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 defense attorney can help.
These are significant charges and you should not try to tackle them without experienced counsel to advise you appropriately and advocate on your behalf.