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The Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking is a group of committed individuals that educates and engages our community so that each person can play a role in ending human trafficking.

It will take a community effort to eliminate human trafficking- we invite you to join us. 

Volunteer. Use your unique skills and talents to raise awareness and further the fight against human trafficking. 

Speak Up. Use your voice to influence and strengthen legislation. 

Donate. Use your resources to help prevent future cases of human trafficking.  

Learn. Educate yourself and share your knowledge with others.


Federal Way sex trafficking forum highlights men are solution to issue
by SARAH KEHOE , Federal Way Mirror Reporter

Val Richey, King County senior deputy prosecuting attorney, has been working with local law enforcement over the past year to solve the problem of human trafficking — an issue he said the prosecutor’s office has handled incorrectly.

“We were arresting the prostitutes, but still seeing increases in prostitution cases throughout the county,” Richey said. “We realized the problem wasn’t the prostitutes, but the men out there buying them. The true problem of human trafficking is the high demand for buying sex in our area.”

Richey spoke about how the prosecutor’s office is working to solve the issue of the demand for soliciting sex at a community forum held Jan. 8 at Federal Way City Hall. The event was put on by the Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking, a local group that educates the Federal Way community and students on the issues of human trafficking.

“The women being sold for sex are usually not there by choice, they have suffered greatly in their life and need help,” Richey said. [More]

County’s ‘Buyer Beware’ Program Aims to Reduce Demand for Prostitution
10/16/14 6:00 AM

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg joined other officials Wednesday in announcing the local “Buyer Beware” program that aims to reduce local demand for prostitution by 20 percent in two years.

Tyler Williams testified in a Seattle courtroom last month that he was sad and lonely when he posted an online ad seeking sex with “a hot teen.”

He said he suspected he was trading emails with a cop, but he still showed up at a South Seattle fast-food restaurant in August 2013 with condoms and $100 to pay for sex with someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl. Turns out he was right.

But he told jurors he was just “playing along” and had planned to turn himself in to police.

“Who brings a wad of cash to a surrender?” Senior Deputy Prosecutor Val Richey asked during Williams’ trial in King County Superior Court. “Trying to pick up a kid for sex is a crime and in this case, it’s as simple as it seems.”

It took the jury 30 minutes to return a guilty verdict against the 27-year-old Iraq war veteran for attempted commercial sex abuse of a minor, a felony charge increasingly used by King County prosecutors to go after men who seek out juveniles for sex.

“This crime ain’t going away. [More]

Tougher Police Tactics Stinging Sex Buyers
10/15/14 6:00 AM
Seattle police and other law-enforcement agencies are increasing the number of online stings aimed at catching men who pay for sex. The undercover operations are part of a larger, countywide effort to hold men accountable for fueling the demand side of prostitution.


In a trio of musty-smelling motel rooms on Pacific Highway South, a group of cops made four arrests in quick succession — two businessmen in button-down shirts, a college student who swung by after class and a man in his 50s who paid double to “party longer” with a woman he thought was a prostitute.

Then a lull: For nearly an hour and a half, the cellphones of two undercover Seattle officers, in body-hugging clothing and heavy makeup, went silent.

Finally, one of the officers, wearing five-inch heels and a cleavage-revealing shirt-and-skirt combo, stepped into the bathroom to take a call. “Someone’s here,” she called out to her fellow officers a few minutes later.

A 40-year-old Auburn man walked into her shabby motel room and handed over $80. [More]



April 28, 2015 - Tuesday - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Federal Way, WA - EX3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center

May 16, 2015 - Saturday - 9:00 AM - 12.00 PM
Break the Chains 3rd Annual 5K
Federal Way, WA - FW Farmers Market


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May 26, 2015 - Tuesday - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Federal Way, WA - EX3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center


May 05-26, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Viewing of "Chosen" Hosted By: Eagle Project-Boy Scouts of America Troop 331
, - Various Locations

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May 15, 2015 - Friday - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sex Trafficking & The Church hosted by REST
Bellevue, WA - Champions Centre
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