Crime

The Seattle Times Crime section covers law enforcement by police, prosecutors and courts in Seattle, the Eastside, King County, the Northwest and nationwide. Topics include arrests and prosecution of suspects in cases of murder, manslaughter, rape and assault. Other topics are the federal courts; the FBI; Homeland Security; and Justice Department oversight of the Seattle Police Department.


Busted: How police brought down a tech-savvy prostitution network in Bellevue

Local tech workers used computer skills to help create websites where men would promote and rate South Korean prostitutes working in upscale Bellevue apartments. The escalation of activity led a prosecutor to conclude that a group of “sex buyers” had become an organized criminal enterprise.

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