A local school teacher and seven others are behind bars for using massage parlors as a front for illicit sex businesses.
"Operation Velvet Fury" is a state-wide crackdown by multiple agencies for over a year.
The Oklahoma Attorney General's office along with the Tulsa County DA's office, Tulsa police, and other local law enforcement have been scouring the dark web, encrypted apps and other online chat rooms working to decode exactly who these people are.
"Over the course of this investigation we have discovered vast networks and infrastructures that has allowed these illicit massage businesses to advertise their practices while giving the johns and those who run them a sense of anonymity....for the johns who have been out there who believe they have operated with anonymity, that their actions will not be discovered and that they somehow have escaped attention from law enforcement I would say--we're coming for you. "Big Bob", Ok Jazz", "Woodsman", we're coming for you," says Assistant District attorney Kenneth Elmore.
Of those people arrested just yesterday-- we know they face several counts of racketeering, procuring for prostitution, conspiracy to commit a felony, violating state statutes, among other things.
According to the Oklahoma attorney general's office, one of the seven arrested, Kacey Williamson as of yesterday was a teacher at Ripley schools. Ripley is a town just west of Cushing.
Her picture has been removed from the school's website and the school has not returned our calls.
Court documents show Williamson stated online in conversations that she was starting a new life as a teacher but would still keep "select" clients.
It also shows she would not bring the johns to her home because her children were there.
We reached out to the district but have not heard back.
Of course, law enforcement agencies tell us this is not the end of this crackdown and more arrests can be expected.
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