21 people, arrested in Thurston County child sex abuse sting
The Washington State Patrol’s (WSP) Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF), arrested 20 males and one female, including one man from Mercer Island, during a multi-day operation that targeted individuals who wanted to sexually exploit children, according to a WSP press release.
As a result of the operation, detectives were able to rescue four children who were at risk of being abused.
Bryan Glant, 20, of Mercer Island was charged with two counts of first-degree attempted rape of a child. Bail was set at $50,000.
He has no prior criminal history, according to prosecutors. He was arrested Sept. 11 upon arriving to meet two children under age 12 for sex. Detectives found a bottle of lubricant on Glant.
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