Jason Edward Price, 42, of Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood, is facing charges in King County Superior Court for commercial sexual abuse of a minor. Court records recently accessed by Public Data Ferret show he was charged March 8 after a sting operation set up by the Seattle Police Department’s Vice and High Risk Victim unit. According to a police report in the court file, Price conversed online with an apparent 15-year-old female prostitute, agreed to pay her $140 for oral and regular sex, and asked her to come to his home in the 5700 block of 17th Ave. N.E. – north of Ravenna Boulevard and just south of Ravenna Park – after 9 p.m. because his young children would be asleep by that time. When another undercover Seattle police detective appearing to be the 15-year-old girl met him at a pre-determined location near his home, and he motioned for her to cross the street over to him, he was arrested by SPD surveillance units who had staked out the spot.
In a statement to Public Data Ferret, a spokesman for the Seattle-based national business and technology consulting firm Slalom Consulting confirmed Price worked there but has been dismissed as a direct result of the company learning about the alleged crime.