Report: King County deputy investigated over prostitution allegation

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kingcountySEATTLE — A King County sheriff’s deputy is under criminal investigation over an allegation he helped his wife work as a prostitute, including using the county’s computer system to check the backgrounds of her clients, the Seattle Times reported Friday, citing two sources familiar with the inquiry.

The newspaper reported that the sources said two other deputies are also under investigation for possibly alerting him to the inquiry.

King County Sheriff John Urquhart confirmed to Q13 FOX News later on Friday that three sheriff’s deputies are on administration leave due to a criminal investigation and an internal policy investigation, but he declined to disclose the reason. He said  the three are veteran deputies — two men assigned to the Ravensdale gun range and a female deputy in the Major Crime Unit.

Urquhart confirmed that the FBI is assiting in the investigation and that search warrants have been executed at a residence, on a vehicle and on a desk.

The sheriff said “some” of the information in the Seattle Times article is wrong, but would not say what.

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  • seattle lili

    Seriously all the drug dealers and murderers out there and a victimless crime is going to put several law enforcement officers off the streets. Do you have any idea how difficult is to get LEO? So Seattle is getting deputies off the streets instead of drug dealers? Really??