Detectives serve search warrants in Kent, Burien, SeaTac as part of prostitution sting

Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office and the Burien and SeaTac Police Departments served search warrants on five locations Thursday night in Burien, SeaTac and Kent related to a lengthy prostitution investigation.

Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office and the Burien and SeaTac Police Departments served search warrants on five locations Thursday night in Burien, SeaTac and Kent related to a lengthy prostitution investigation.

The warrants were served at three businesses and two residences at about 7 p.m., according to a Sheriff’s Office media release.

Detectives arrested three women and one man. The women were booked for investigation of prostitution, money laundering, conspiracy and leading organized crime. The man, who is a convicted felon and was in possession of a firearm, was booked for investigation of violation of the uniformed firearms act.

Police also seized three vehicles and a small amount of cash during the raid.

The locations included:

• Royal Orchid Massage/Hair and Nail Salon in the 2800 block of South 200th Street, SeaTac

• Adam and Eve Hair Styling, Nail and Tanning Salon in the 19000 block of International Boulevard, SeaTac

• Zen Remedy Massage in the 100 block of Southwest 153rd Street, Burien

• An apartment in the 19800 block of International Boulevard, SeaTac

• A house in the 21000 block of 131st Place Southeast, Kent

Detectives allege the businesses were fronts for prostitution and money laundering.

When the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review and the filing of charges.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

t
Sound Transit constructing giant bridge in Kent for light rail

Structure along I-5 stretches more than three football fields in length

t
Medical examiner identifies Kent man killed while lying in street

Tony Vento Houston, 63, died of multiple blunt force injuries after vehicle hit him

t
Kent historian, master gardener Nancy Simpson dies at age 80

Roles included Greater Kent Historical Society president; King County Landmarks commissioner

t
Kent man dies after collision with vehicle while lying in the street

Incident at about 4:06 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 at 132nd Avenue SE and SE 278th Street

t
Kent Police to offer teen academy for students in June

For high school students interested in law enforcement career

Madeline Goldsmith. COURTESY PHOTO
No suspect yet in July 2023 Kent murder of Madeline Goldsmith

Someone fatally shot 18-year-old Kentwood High graduate as she sat in vehicle near Lake Meridian

t
Police bust mother, daughter in Kent for retail crime spree

Two reportedly joined one other woman in 3-state crime ring taking women’s clothing from Lululemon

t
Reith Road in Kent to get two new roundabouts this year

City Council approves $4.28 million bid; project to start in late May or early June

t
Puget Sound Fire’s Teddy Bear Clinic set for May 18 in Kent

Annual event provides free checkups for teddy bears and children

t
Overturned military vehicle causes I-5 backup near Kent, Federal Way

Wednesday, April 10 in northbound lanes near South 272nd Street

t
Kent Police Blotter: March 26 to April 7

Incidents include robberies, burglaries, shooting

t
State Patrol seek witnesses to I-5 hit-and-run crash in Kent

Collision at about 11:30 p.m. Monday, April 8 along northbound I-5 near State Route 516