Seattle police set up massage parlor in sex-sting operation, arrest 204 men

Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times

Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times

One man reached up her skirt the moment he crossed the threshold of the tiny storefront on Roosevelt Way Northeast in Seattle’s University District.
Later, as he sat in handcuffs in the vacant apartment above the ground-floor massage parlor, he prayed aloud, begging to be let go and asking someone to call his pastor.

His pleas went unanswered.

So did the cries of help from a guy in his 20s, who screamed that his life was over as he slipped the grasp of a Seattle police officer during his escort to a transport van for the ride to the King County Jail. With his hands cuffed behind his back, he didn’t run far before he was caught. 
Yet another man who was arrested for sexual exploitation on Sunday returned Monday. He stood across the street and used his cellphone to video record the goings-on at the sting location of the undercover police operation — and earned himself a second charge for obstruction.

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