Authorities said the massage parlors were part of a sex trade network that’s operated in and around the district for years. “This investigation was about dismantling a criminal organization,” said Seattle Deputy Chief of Police Marc Garth-Green. From January 2015 until the six arrests were made during the last few weeks, detectives investigated various spas and massage parlors around Seattle. Police say more than 26 sex workers have been rescued since the investigation began. Many of the women, who range in age from 20 to 65.