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Detectives Arrest Everett Firefighter In Underage Prostitution Sting

Seattle police arrested an Everett firefighter Wednesday afternoon after he showed up for a rendezvous with an underage prostitute, who turned out to be an undercover detective.

The Vice/High-Risk Victims Unit (HRVU) detective had exchanged messages with the 60-year-old firefighter during an online sting targeting men looking for sex with underage girls, and the man had agreed to meet up for sex.

The suspect showed up to meet what he believed was an underage prostitute in West Seattle, and detectives took him into custody. Police found the man had brought with him a supply of condoms, sex toys, and personal lubricants, and booked him into the King County Jail for Commercial Exploitation of a Child and Communicating With a Minor For Immoral Purposes.

“We’re focused on going after people preying on children for prostitution,” says HRVU Lieutenant Jim Fitzgerald. “That’s our priority.”