BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) – Authorities say several women were arrested in connection with raids on four massage parlors in and around Bremerton.
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office says in the past several months a sheriff’s office special investigations team and the West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team investigated what they described as illegal massage parlors.
The sheriff’s office says surveillance operations showed a significant U.S. Navy connection and that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service was contacted for help.
On Thursday, the sheriff’s office says search warrants were obtained and executed at businesses in Bremerton, Silverdale, and Poulsbo.
The sheriff’s office says human trafficking victims were rescued and four women were arrested on suspicion of prostitution and promoting prostitution.
The sheriff’s office says additional arrests are expected as the investigation continues.