Thursday, October 19, 2017

"Net Nanny" in Kitsap Results in 20 Arrested

BREMERTON —20 men arrested within the last week as part of an online sting in Kitsap County.

As part of “Operation Net Nanny,” undercover detectives place online ads or answer them posing as someone else. In one case detectives posed as a fictitious 13-year-old boy seeking sex. In another, it was a fictitious mother looking for a man to have sex with her children. When the men seeking sex with children show up at the pre-arranged location they are arrested. 

Matthews made plans on Friday to have sex with a 13-year-old girl and was arrested when he went to the prearranged meeting place. He was charged in Kitsap County Superior Court with attempted second-degree rape of a child. 

Also arrested as part of the sting was Boyd L. Carter, 41, of Silverdale, a Bremerton High School PTA officer who was charged with attempted second-degree rape of a child and communication with a minor for immoral purposes.  (Kitsap Sun, Oct. 17, 2017) Read full article here.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Seven Gang Members Charged with Sex Trafficking

TACOMA, Wash. -- Seven members of a street gang have been charged with trafficking minors for sex. They were forced to engage in prostitution in Tacoma, Lakewood, Olympia, Lacey and Bellingham, officials said.

Detectives said the girls were solicited at up to $200 each time that equals $2,000 a night. Police say the girls see little of that. Investigators say they found 15 victims ages 13-27.

Law enforcement says all are members of the Tillicum Park Gangsters. Bail for each was set at $1 million.

The FBI and local law enforcement say some gangs are changing their tactics away from drug selling and 'to' human trafficking. (, Oct. 3, 2017)