Sunday, July 21, 2019

PORT ORCHARD — A man convicted of exchanging sex for money with a 16-year-old runaway, and filming her, was sentenced earlier this month to seven years in prison.A woman accused of working as a prostitute and pimping the teen to the man was sentenced to more than nine years. Both Travis Shon Beach, 46, and Melissa Franchesca Johnson, 25, pleaded guilty to crimes stemming from encounters in 2017. (Kitsap Sun, July 21, 2019)

Friday, June 21, 2019

Four women arrested following months-long Kitsap County prostitution investigation

After a months-long investigation into alleged prostitution at Kitsap County massage businesses, officers on Thursday arrested four women. Kitsap County sheriff’s detectives served search warrants at four massage businesses in Bremerton, Silverdale, and Poulsbo. More arrests are anticipated, according to a statement from the office.

In addition to WestNet and sheriff’s office detectives, officers from Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Poulsbo Police Department, the state Department of Corrections, Washington State Patrol, the FBI and the Bremerton Police Department participated in the investigation and arrests. (Kitsap Sun, June 21, 2019)

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sex offender sentenced to 18 years for assaulting girl he was babysitting

PORT ORCHARD — A 64-year-old registered sex offender was sentenced earlier this month to 18 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a young girl he was trusted to babysit. In 1997, Henderson was convicted in Pierce County of first-degree rape of a child. Like the more recent case, Henderson was accused of sexually assaulting a girl known to him. (Kitsap Sun, June 20, 2019)