Bellevue police arrested 12 men in a prostitution sting. During the operation, 66 men responded to a detective's ad on known prostitution websites, investigators said. Dave Sanabria.
According to investigators, of the 12 men who were arrested, one was from Bellevue, many others drove to Bellevue from neighboring cities and one was on business from Georgia. Police said a 13th arrest would have been made if the person could find the hotel.
Most are also coerced or forced to continue in the sex trade by a pimp and their economic circumstances. The men face a misdemeanor charge of patronizing a prostitute, according to police.
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