Teen girls' softball coach arrested in undercover child sex sting

RENTON, Wash. — A local manager and coach for a teenage girls’ club softball team in Woodinville was charged with attempted commercial sexual abuse of a minor in King County Superior Court.

According to charging documents, 58-year-old Timothy L. Brickell attempted to pay for sex with what he believed was a teenage girl named "Vickey."

The teen, “Vickey,” was actually an undercover detective with Renton police.

Court documents show the detective created an undercover profile for “Vickey” on the website onlinebootycall.com on Feb. 20, 2019.

Police say Brickell responded to the profile the same day and began communicating with the undercover detective through text messages.

“The communications unequivocally establishes that their meeting was going to involve a prostitution transaction. They discussed the costs for specific sexual services using terms of art commonly known in the illicit sex trade,” according to court documents.

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Police said “Vickey” addressed her age very soon into the conversation and let Brickell know that she was almost 16 years old.

According to court documents, Brickell responded, “Nice. Do you have any naughty pictures,” before allegedly agreeing to pay money in exchange for sexual acts.

Police “Vickey” continued to tell Brickell she was 15 years old but Brickell arranged to meet her at a hotel Feb. 21.

“He even communicated that he understood the gravity of the consequences if he were to be caught, stating in one text, ‘I just don’t want to get in trouble,’” police said.

Police said Brickell showed up at the hotel with over $80 in cash after “Vickey” told him she would provide oral sex for $75.

Brickell was arrested when he knocked on the hotel door, police said. According to court documents, Brickell told police he went to the hotel to talk to "Vickey" about "not doing this."

“The girls (Brickell) coaches are the same age as the girl he wanted to pay for sex. He also reported to police having at least one 16-year-old girl living in his household,” police said in court documents.

Brickell was transported to SCORE Jail in Des Moines and was booked for felony investigation of attempted commercial sexual abuse of a minor. His bail was set at $75,000.