More than 100 arrested in Bellevue prostitution sting

Swept up in an undercover prostitution sting, more than 100 men now charged with buying sex online in Bellevue.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — More than 100 men were arrested in a Bellevue prostitution sting, police said.

Bellevue police announced on Friday that the weeklong investigation called, “Operation On Demand” concluded a large-scale undercover operation aimed at targeting online sex buyers in King County.

"A year ago, the Bellevue Police Department and the King County Sheriff’s Office dismantled a large-scale human trafficking ring," said Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett. "This operation is a continuation of our effort to eradicate human trafficking crimes. We will continue to devote our combined resources to combat this plague."

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Police told KIRO 7 among the individuals arrested was local sports radio host Mitch Levy, who has a show on KJR 950 AM.

Police said the investigation was a joint operation involving the Bellevue Police Department, King County Sheriff’s Office, NORCOM 911, the Washington State Fusion Center and the city of Bellevue Prosecutor’s Office.

The individuals are expected to be charged by Bellevue city prosecutors with soliciting prostitution, a misdemeanor, starting Friday afternoon.

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