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February 6, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Carnation woman accused of trying to sell teen daughter’s virginity

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…

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January 27, 2015 at 6:33 PM

Third suspect arrested in Tacoma sex-trafficking of underage girls

UPDATED, Wednesday, 9 a.m. | A third suspect has been arrested in a Washington State Patrol investigation of sex trafficking in King, Pierce, and Thurston counties. Mikael Z. Williams, 18, was booked into the Pierce County jail Tuesday evening by Tacoma police, on suspicion of two counts of promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor, a…

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January 13, 2015 at 6:52 AM

Spokane to tow cars of drivers who pick up prostitutes

The Associated Press SPOKANE — The Spokane City Council passed an ordinance Monday night to fight prostitution. The ordinance gives police authority to impound and tow away the cars of people who pick up prostitutes. KXLY reports the new ordinance goes into effect next month. Meanwhile in Seattle: The City Council unanimously voted Monday to change the…

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November 6, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Prostitution arrests at Fife massage parlors

The Associated Press FIFE — Undercover detectives went to three massage parlors in Fife and arrested seven women Wednesday who were cited for prostitution or practicing massage without a license. Fife police say the investigation began in response to complaints. Detectives posing as customers were offered sex acts for money. The investigation was conducted by Fife police detectives…

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October 24, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Man who tried to buy sex from teen sentenced to 16 months

Tyler Williams, a 27-year-old Iraq war veteran who was featured in a Times story last week about local efforts to reduce demand for prostitution, was sentenced Friday to nearly 16 months in prison following his conviction last month for attempted commercial sex abuse of a minor. Williams, who posted an ad seeking sex with “a…

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October 15, 2014 at 12:39 PM

‘Buyer Beware:’ King County taking aim at those who pay for sex

With as many as 27,000 men in King County going online to solicit sex each day, Prosecutor Dan Satterberg vowed at a Wednesday news conference that men who pay for sex with prostituted women and girls will be increasingly targeted for arrest and prosecution. In announcing the county’s participation in a national program aimed at attacking…

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October 14, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Deputy linked to Holiwell case resigns

A deputy who was put on administrative leave when the King County Sheriff’s Office launched the prostitution and theft investigation of former deputy Darrion Keith Holiwell has resigned. Deputy Chris Kahrs resigned from the sheriff’s office on Monday, just one day before he was scheduled for a Loudermill hearing, said Sheriff John Urquhart. The hearing would have…

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September 30, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Ex-deputy in prostitution case sentenced to longer prison term

A former King County sheriff’s deputy who was sentenced last month to 366 days in prison for helping his wife work as a prostitute has been re-sentenced to a longer term after he was caught lying to the court. Darrion Keith Holiwell was sentenced Monday to 17 months in prison and ordered to pay $45,000 in restitution…

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August 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Sheriff’s deputy in prostitution case could face more prison time

A former King County sheriff’s deputy who was sentenced earlier this month to just over a year in prison for helping his wife work as a prostitute, stealing from the department and delivering drugs, could face more time behind bars. Darrion Keith Holiwell, 49, is being investigated for lying in court. When Holiwell was sentenced to 366 days in…

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June 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM

King County deputy pleads not guilty in prostitution, theft case

A King County sheriff’s deputy accused of helping his estranged wife work as a prostitute, stealing department ammunition and illegally delivering testosterone pleaded not guilty this morning in King County Superior Court. During the arraignment for Deputy Darrion Keith Holiwell, defense attorney Kristine Costello argued that his bail be lowered to $50,000. But King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Gary Ernsdorff, in…

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