‘It was a little bit weird’: Seattle escort says she felt unsafe after being caught by police
Seattle is the epicentre of a growing number of escort agencies operating across the country.
Now, one escort is sharing her experience in a podcast interview with the Associated Press.
The Seattle escort Sarah Wiebe is a former escort who has now worked for four escort agencies.
She has worked with clients from the US to Canada, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.
Wiebbe said her experience working with clients in Seattle was “not always ideal”.
“It was definitely a little uncomfortable for a lot of us,” she told AP in an interview published on Sunday.
She said that while she has never been formally charged with a crime, she has been charged with misdemeanor charges including “interference with the commission of a crime”.
“I’m a licensed and insured professional and I was a licensed professional,” she said.
“I was working as a licensed escort and as an escort in Seattle.”
“It’s something that I definitely didn’t do,” she added.
Wiebie said she was told by the Seattle Police Department (SPD) that she was “suspected of criminal mischief”.
In the police report, which was made public by the AP, SPD said she “may have committed a criminal trespass” and that “in the past the SPD has used this method of citation and summons to obtain warrants”.
She told the AP that after an initial phone conversation with SPD, she was asked to submit a report to the Seattle Municipal Court.
Wiesbie says she complied.
In her report, SPD stated that her arrest was not due to her having “obstructed the roadway” or “disobeying an officer”.
SPD also said Wieber was not “unlawfully in or upon the premises” of a licensed escorting agency.
Wiesbies arrest came after the SPD received a complaint from a woman who claimed to have been a customer of a Seattle escort agency.
“She reported being harassed and threatened,” the report said.
Wiedbe told the BBC the escort service was her “home away from home”.
“It was just so weird,” Wiebsaid.
“To be in a place like Seattle, it’s like, you know, you can’t really think about anything except what you’re doing in the moment.
You can’t think about what’s going on around you.
It’s not something you want to think about.”
So, you have this sense of, OK, if I can’t even do my job, I can just pretend.
“The Associated Press contacted Seattle Police and SPD for comment, but neither agency could confirm that Wiebes arrest was linked to an escort service.
The AP has also reached out to Wiebie’s employer, Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant, for comment.
Seattle’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission has yet to release a statement on the incident.”
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is working with the SPD to investigate the circumstances surrounding Sarah Wiesbe’s arrest,” the agency said in a statement.”
We take these matters very seriously and we continue to work closely with SPD to understand how this incident occurred.
“But the whole thing with the escort business, it was not my job to do escort services. “
That was an arrest for me, that’s what they said, that I was arrested for,” she explained.
“But the whole thing with the escort business, it was not my job to do escort services.
I’m not a licensed licensed professional.”
Wiebe told ABC News that she is not interested in pursuing a lawsuit against the Seattle police.
“If they can’t prove my innocence, I don’t want to pursue that at all,” she noted.
“It’s a huge, huge legal process.”