Auburn police arrested at least nine men Friday for prostitution related offenses. Commander Steve Stocker confirmed the arrests were the result of a sting operation.
According to filed reports, the arrests took place throughout the day and occurred primarily at or around the Muckleshoot Casino. A similar sting occurred in May 2018.
Per RCW 9A.88.030 Prostitution in the State of Washington is:
(1) A person is guilty of prostitution if such person engages or agrees or offers to engage in sexual conduct with another person in return for a fee.
(2) For purposes of this section, “sexual conduct” means “sexual intercourse” or “sexual contact,” both as defined in chapter 9A.44 RCW.
(3) Prostitution is a misdemeanor.
As a misdemeanor, these cases will go to the Auburn Prosecutor’s office should charges be filed.