Press Release: Redmond Police Assist FBI in Successful Conviction of Local Sex Trafficker

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Press Release


November 7, 2017

Seattle area man convicted of 17 federal felonies for luring women and teens into prostitution


Andrea Wolf-Buck, Public Engagement Coordinator, Redmond Police Department - 425-556-2545

WASHINGTON – After a three year investigation that originated in Redmond, a 51-year-old man was convicted of multiple sex crimes against adults and juveniles in the U.S. District Court in Seattle on Monday.

David D. Delay was charged with 17 counts that included production of child pornography, obstruction, sex trafficking of a minor, and sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion.

This investigation could not have been successful without the victims participation; reliving and retelling their stories and cooperating with Redmond Police, the FBI and the District Attorney,” said Redmond Detective Sergeant AnnMarie Fein. “Their cooperation was instrumental in getting this dangerous predator convicted.”

The case began in November of 2014, when a Redmond police officer interviewed one of Delay’s victims, an 18-year-old Redmond woman, who had initially reported cyberbullying and threats from both Delay and his friend, Marysa Comer.

The victim had come to Redmond police because Delay and his accomplice had hacked into her personal online accounts and had been posting explicit photos of her on her Facebook page. Delay had coerced the victim into prostituting to make money for a film he claimed to be making. The victim was told she would get millions of dollars and the chance to be famous if she complied. After the victim decided she no longer wanted to be a part of Delay’s scheme and tried to leave his Lynnwood residence, the online harassment and threats began.

Redmond detectives discovered the victim was just one of many vulnerable women and teens who had been coerced into prostitution by Delay with promises of fame and fortune. 

As investigators unraveled the extent of Delay’s criminal activity they discovered that he had been trafficking women and minors across state lines and the FBI began investigating federal felony offenses.

Delay had also enticed victims to be in pornographic videos and photos. He told them if they did not comply with his demands he would publish the graphic images online. Seven of these victims bravely took the stand during the ten-day trial and testified against Delay.

Delay is facing a maximum sentence of life imprisonment at his sentencing scheduled for Feb. 2, 2018. His co-defendant, 22-year-old Marysa Comer, of Matthews, North Carolina, also faces up to life in prison. She pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking on Nov. 16, 2015 and is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 1, 2017.

For information and details regarding the federal case and subsequent charges please see the U.S. Department of Justice release.

For questions for Redmond Police Department please contact Andrea Wolf-Buck at or 425-556-2545.