Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

Topic: promoting prostitution

You are viewing the most recent posts on this topic.

August 4, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Ex-King County deputy pleads guilty to prostitution, theft and drug charges

A former King County sheriff’s deputy accused of helping his estranged wife work as a prostitute, stealing department ammunition and illegally delivering testosterone pleaded guilty this afternoon in King County Superior Court. Deputy Darrion Keith Holiwell, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree promoting prostitution, one count of first-degree theft and one count of violating…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Darrion Holiwell, John Urquhart, King County Sheriff's Office

January 29, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Seattle gang member indicted in sex trafficking case

A gang member who served prison time in 2009 for pimping girls has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he engaged in sex trafficking and transporting a victim for purposes of prostitution. Desmond Manago, 25, allegedly forced and coerced a woman into engaging in prostitution, according to the the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle. Manago is…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: gangs, promoting prostitution, sex trafficking

July 17, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Would-be pimps admit trying to recruit undercover SPD officers

Last summer, two men in their 40s — one a Level 3 sex offender — struck up a conversation with who they believed were two 17-year-old girls near the fountain in Seattle’s Westlake Park. Michael Gaines, 42, of Kent, told one of the girls he was a former pimp looking to get back in the business…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: promoting prostitution, Seattle Police Department, Westlake Center

March 21, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Jury convicts Seattle's wannabe 'biggest gangster'

A Seattle man was found guilty this afternoon of eight charges in connection with the pimping of three young women, including one who was a juvenile when she began prostituting for him. D’Marco Mobley was convicted of eight criminal charges, including rape, kidnapping, robbery, promoting prostitution, promoting the commercial sex abuse of a minor and unlawful possession of a…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: kidnapping, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, promoting prostitution

March 21, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Jury convicts Seattle’s wannabe ‘biggest gangster’

A Seattle man was found guilty this afternoon of eight charges in connection with the pimping of three young women, including one who was a juvenile when she began prostituting for him. D’Marco Mobley was convicted of eight criminal charges, including rape, kidnapping, robbery, promoting prostitution, promoting the commercial sex abuse of a minor and unlawful possession of a…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: kidnapping, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, promoting prostitution

March 6, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Ex-Husky Venoy Overton pleads guilty to prostitution charge

Former University of Washington basketball player Venoy Overton pleaded guilty today one count of second-degree promoting prostitution involving an 18-year-old woman. Overton, 23, entered an Alford plea, which is not an admission of guilt but an acknowledgment that a jury would likely find him guilty. It is considered a conviction. “While I believe I am innocent, I believe the evidence…

More

Comments | More in Sports, The Blotter | Topics: promoting prostitution, University of Washington basketball, Venoy Overton