14 arrested in Washington state prostitution sting

first_imgSPOKANE — Authorities have made 14 arrests in connection with a prostitution operation involving more than 70 people, including five children, across Washington state.The Spokesman-Review reports that federal agents and several local agencies used undercover agents to make contact with the people involved. The arrests were made last week in more than a dozen cities across the state.FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich-Williams says there was one arrest and 13 women recovered in Airway Heights, while authorities made one arrest in Spokane and recovered three women there.The undercover operation is part of a wider FBI initiative being carried out in the U.S. and other countries, including Cambodia, Canada, the Philippines and Thailand.last_img