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2 suspects in ‘documentary film’ sex trafficking case arrested

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David DeLay, 48, and Marysa Comer, 20, are wanted on $250,000 felony arrest warrants in a sex trafficking case. (Photos: Redmond Police Dept.)

REDMOND, Wash. — Police have issued felony warrants for two people suspected of sex trafficking and prostitution. Three victims have come forward, but police say there may be more out there.

One of the suspects, David DeLay, 48, was taken into custody Monday night at Sea-Tac Airport, Redmond police said.

The other, Marysa Comer, 20, was arrested by the FBI at a Chicago hotel Tuesday, Redmond police said, adding that investigators are working with the FBI to begin her extradition process.

The female victims in this case were all contacted through social media sites. Some thought they were starting a romantic relationship with this couple. Others thought they were being hired to help with a documentary film. By the time they realized what was really happening, police say it was too late.

On social media sites,  DeLay calls himself a writer/director with Grandpa’s RV Productions. Redmond police believe that’s how he lured victims into sex trafficking. He told them he was working on a documentary about the legalization of prostitution.

“The victims were promised a large amount of money for participating in the documentary films,” says Janessa Rosick, public information coordinator for the Redmond Police Department. “They would be set up at hotel rooms believing they were doing filming for the documentary.”

But police say the victims were actually being forced into prostitution. Sometimes it happened at the Lynnwood home that DeLay lived in. Sometimes it happened at hotels.

“It ranges all throughout Western Washington, and they’ve even looking at areas in Oregon and Florida.”

Detectives say Comer lived with DeLay in Lynnwood, and was also involved in the trafficking and manipulation of the girls.

“When the victims would try to get out of the situation and leave the Lynnwood residence, they’d say we’re going to post these photos on Facebook if you don’t come back, if you don’t keep your end of the deal.”

Detectives found postings that DeLay and Comer put on multiple online escort sites. Now they’re trying to figure out exactly how many victims there may be.

“The victims police have had contact with are all adults. But we do believe there were teenage girls involved.”

 

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9 comments

  • S.B.

    David if your following all of these media links, it’s time to step up be a man and turn yourself in!! You are NEEDLESSLY causing your family and your children undue stress!!!

  • Anonymous

    I have information about this man I’ve met with him before he tried to lure me in and even have proof in text messages that I can pull up. It’s not only these areas he tried to lure girls in in the Los Angeles area too.

  • Kelsey

    I know this man personally and can attest to these claims. He and I met on a site. He tried to force me into prostitution and went so Far as to contact my family because I wouldnt prostitute myself. I was young and lonely and he was saying all the right things. He’s a fast talker and could convince you that pigs could fly. I was lucky enough to realize that this this man didn’t love me before actually going through with any prostitution. as painful as that was. I will be working with police because I do not want this man to continue to roam free and continue to prey on sad desperate lonely girls.

  • Josh W

    I encountered this scum bag through his “reality” show & a fake “movie” soundtrack (Tell Tale Heart). He is a crook and was able to swindle THOUSANDS of dollars out of our band and everyone of our Investors we had prior to meeting with him. He stated our song would be on the soundtrack and in the actual movie. He also gave word if being on the so called “Making of Rockstar” reality show. Also stating it would be nationally aired on major television and that we would receive an income for our initial investments. I have conversations saved and would like to do something about all of this, seeing how his lies and hustle caused the loss of my band and every investor we ever had backing our band. If anyone can help with info on what steps are required to help, I would definitely appreciate it, as would the 3 former members of the band. He was able to destroy 4 peoples dreams, passions, and goals of being a successful rock band in this digital day and age with his lies and scams. So I ask PLEASE, if anybody could help I would love to hear from you. Thanks again
    Contact info: joshrockman99@gmail.com