KITSAP COUNTY, Wash.-- A months long investigation involving several agencies in Kitsap County resulted in a large prostitution bust Thursday afternoon.
The Kitsap County Sheriff's Department says, over the past several months, detectives from the West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office Special Investigation Unit worked together on a large-scale operation involving multiple illegal massage parlors.
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office said after they conducted several surveillance operations, "a significant military/U.S. Navy Nexus was identified."
Because of the military involvement, Kitsap County Sheriff's Office said they called in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service for additional assistance.
At around noon on Thursday, investigators served search warrants for massage parlors in Bremerton, Silverdale, and Poulsbo.
At each of the locations Kitsap County Sheriff's Office said they rescued human trafficking victims and arrested those who had broken the law.
The massage parlors searched included, "H20 Massage" in Silverdale, "Orchid Spa" and "Undo Stress" in Bremerton, and "A New You Spa" in Poulsbo.
Authorities made the following arrests:
51-year-old female was arrested for prostitution and promoting prostitution in the 2nd Degree.
A 54-year-old female was arrested for prostitution.
A 57-year-old female was arrested for resisting arrest and promoting prostitution in the 2nd Degree.
A 61-year-old female was arrested for Prostitution.
Their identities are unknown at this time.
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office said the investigation is still ongoing and more arrests are expected to be made.