Washington Town Cracks Down on Prostitution Masquerading as ‘Midnight Massages’
Tacoma Councilman Marty Campbell is cracking down on late-hour massage parlors in response to a series of prostitution stings in nine massage parlors in Tacoma and Lakewood. The News Tribune reports Campbell advises a code amendment that restricts the legal operating hours of massage parlors to outside of 10pm-6am, claiming this will help disrupt human trafficking, though Officer Loretta Cool of Tacoma PD declined to comment on whether human trafficking was involved, citing the ongoing investigation.
Campbell said he does not want to force legitimate businesses to adjust their hours. If legitimate ones close at 9, then we can move that up.”
None of the women arrested for working in the parlors held masseuse licenses.