Police warn of Craigslist ads offering Seahawks tickets for sex

Police warn of Craigslist ads offering Seahawks tickets for sex

Police warn of Craigslist ads offering Seahawks tickets for sex

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 3:22 PM

SEATTLE, Wash.  --  Seattle Police warn Seahawks fans to be wary of tickets being offered on Craigslist in exchange for sex.

KING 5 found more than a dozen people, mostly men, advertising Seahawks tickets for sex or a date.

Some of the ads were vulgar and detailed the sexual acts the individuals were hoping to engage in.

One of the men who posted an ad admitted he didn't even have tickets yet. He said he wanted to find a date before buying them.

The reaction to the posts was mixed.

"People do what they are going to do," said Jordan Stobbe, who said she would go on a date in exchange for a ticket but not agree to sex. "There are a lot of weird things on Craigslist and no one gets busted for it."

"I wouldn't want anyone I know responding to it, but you know, different strokes for different people," said Brendan Hart.

Peg Coleman, the Executive Director of the Domestic Abuse Women's Network, was appalled by the Craigslist posts.

"Often times people that even respond to these things are vulnerable in other ways and the more vulnerable you are the more targeted you are," Coleman said. "It's like anything else. You have to be really cautious and think about safety first."

Police said some of the posts could be illegal. They called them possible solicitation or exchanging sex for goods, money, or services.

However, officers admit the perpetrators in these cases are unlikely to be prosecuted because proving the exchange was more than an encounter between consenting adults could be difficult.

They'd advise people to avoid the posts entirely or at the very least proceed with caution.

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