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The police department's Vice and High Risk Victims Unit arrested 204 men in a 10-day period starting July 5 The police department's Vice and High Risk Victims Unit arrested 204 men in a 10-day period starting July 5
SEATTLE -

Seattle police say they netted over 200 men in a massage parlor sex-sting operation set up in the city's University District.
    
The Seattle Times reports the police department's Vice and High Risk Victims Unit arrested 204 men in a 10-day period starting July 5. Police set up shop in a massage parlor business that they shut down in May over prostitution allegations.
    
Police say they also seized over $22,000 in cash from men handing it over expecting sexual services from female undercover officers.
    
Sgt. Tom Umporowicz says they never anticipated the volume of customers at the police-operated Euro Spa, their first sting operation of this kind.
    
He estimated court fines from the sting, at $2,733 for a first-time offender with repeat offenders paying more, will total at least $550,000.
    
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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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