Seattle police captain busted in prostitution sting after offering $40 to undercover cop: reports

A police captain in Seattle was among the five men arrested this week in a prostitution sting, reports say.

Capt. Randal Woolery, a member of the Seattle Police Department for 31 years, was placed on administrative leave following his arrest Wednesday in north Seattle, KING-TV reported.

The station reported not being able to reach Woolery for comment. An email Saturday seeking comment from Fox News wasn't immediately returned.

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“Seattle police arrested a 53-year-old SPD employee last night in an undercover Vice operation in North Seattle,” Sgt. Sean Whitcomb was quoted as saying by KIRO-TV. The other four men weren't identified.

Seattle Police Capt. Randal Woolery is also a county fire commissioner. 

Seattle Police Capt. Randal Woolery is also a county fire commissioner.  (Snohomish County Fire District 7)

The station cited sources as saying Woolery offered $40 to an undercover officer posing as a prostitute.

He was booked and released, according to the station. The charges involve misdemeanors.

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Woolery was recently honored for his leadership skills, KIRO-TV reported. He also serves as a fire commissioner in Snohomish County.