139 men arrested in Aurora sex sting

July 5, 2017 / Lynsi Burton, SeattlePI

“In the past, like most jurisdictions, Seattle law enforcement efforts were largely focused on prostituted women and girls – the true victims of prostitution,” City Attorney Pete Holmes said in the media release. “This was neither a just nor effective approach; prostitution and trafficking continued to grow in our area. We changed our policy to reverse the trend and reduce the crime of commercial sexual exploitation and related crimes in Seattle using a two-prong approach: reducing sexual exploitation through strong prosecution standards, and reducing prostitution by facilitating exit.”

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