Legislation in new crime bill will revoke a legal exemption that allow police officers to have sex with prostitutes.
Police say officers need legal protection to catch lawbreakers in the act.
House and Senate leaders will meet to finalize legislation.
The House has passed a bill that would allow those convicted of prostitution who committed the offense as the result of being trafficked to clear their records in Washington state.
A psychologist’s license has been suspended after a prostitute stole a laptop that confidential information regarding hundreds of patients.
A Spokane police officer has been suspended for two months without pay for his ties to a woman who allegedly has engaged in prostitution, drugs and burglary.
A Pierce County man who had been looking for his runaway teenage stepdaughter has located her through an online prostitution ad.
A federal judge has struck down a Washington state law aimed at battling online sex trafficking after an internet advocacy group filed a lawsuit challenging the measure’s constitutionality.
An FBI spokeswoman says the federal agency and local law enforcement agencies have pulled six juveniles out of prostitution and arrested seven people accused of promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor.