Update at 10:05 p.m.| Bryan Murphy, 38, the truck driver who allegedly tried to pay to have sex with a 14-year-old, was taken into custody without incident in Oklahoma Friday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol. Murphy was booked into the Ottawa County Jail awaiting extradition to Washington. Washington State Patrol Capt. Roger Wilbur commended the 14-year-old victim…More
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An Everett firefighter was arrested in Seattle and booked into King County Jail on investigation of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and commercial sexual abuse of a minor, according to an Everett city spokeswoman and jail records. Meghan Pembroke, a spokeswoman for Everett, confirmed the arrest of the 60-year-old firefighter and paramedic who she…More
A Spanaway man who was found guilty of sexually exploiting a 14-year-old girl in 2006 before his conviction was later overturned was arrested in Federal Way on Saturday for allegedly trying to arrange to have sex with a 15-year-old girl, Seattle police said. Thursday, a Seattle Police Department undercover detective posing as a 15-year-old girl responded to an online ad seeking sex…More
A 27-year-old Kentridge High School teacher was charged last week with attempted commercial sex abuse of a minor for allegedly agreeing to pay $100 to have sex with someone he thought was a 15-year-old cheerleader, according to King County prosecutors. A Seattle police detective in the department’ s vice and high risk victims unit posted an ad…More
A Sumner man convicted earlier this month of commercial sex abuse of a minor — the first verdict of its kind in the county, and possibly the state — was sentenced in King County Superior Court this afternoon to 21 months in prison. Gildardo Zaldivar-Guillen was convicted of a crime that became a Class B felony in June 2010, when…More