June 25, 2022

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Police: Real estate agent impersonated surgeon to exploit women

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ARLINGTON — A Marysville actual estate agent impersonated a modeling agent to sexually touch ladies and get them to ship him nude images, in accordance to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Brandon Wooten, 25, was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of two counts of initial-diploma felony impersonation with sexual determination Wednesday. The actual estate agent posted bond several hours later.

He maintains his innocence, his defense legal professional informed a Everyday Herald reporter Thursday.

Wooten has worked in the county for the past seven a long time, according to his LinkedIn website page.

He reportedly confirmed several houses to a married few in the Arlington spot close to 2018. He experienced been mates with the pair for a long time, sheriff’s detective Larry Cole wrote in a report.

Wooten understood the few was acquiring revenue complications, in accordance to a lookup warrant written by Cole. Wooten inspired the spouse to get into the modeling business to make dollars.

He reportedly instructed the lady he could assist her develop a modeling portfolio, mainly because he had modeled in the previous. He told the lady he worked as a medical assistant for a plastic surgeon whom he referred to as Dr. Otto, “Dr. O” for quick.

Dr. Otto was transitioning into the modeling business enterprise, Wooten reportedly explained to the girl, and was looking for products to assist him with the “breast augmentation consultation procedure.”

The wife could make $2,000 for an in-person session, or $200 to $300 for sending him pictures of her breasts, Wooten explained, in accordance to the lookup warrant. She agreed. Wooten reportedly gave her call data for the medical professional who would get in contact with her.

Wooten also reportedly offered to assist the woman get a job in a pornographic movie, suggesting she could earn up to $8,000.

On Sept. 9, 2020, Wooten went to the woman’s household to complete the “consultation” and “examined” her bare breasts. Wooten reportedly appeared to be getting into details into his cell cell phone as he examined her. Wooten reportedly advised the woman Dr. Otto had asked for nude images be sent to a Snapchat account termed BABYJJAY33.

The female inevitably grew to become confident she was the victim of a fraud. She couldn’t track down the supposed health practitioner herself. She instructed a detective she suspected Wooten was pretending to be Dr. Otto the overall time.

The lady reportedly contacted Wooten. He denied he misled her, expressing he was the sufferer of a fraud by Dr. Otto, according to files filed in courtroom.

At 1st, Wooten reportedly available to assistance the girl by conference her at the police station to offer evidence he was not scamming her. Afterwards, he refused to satisfy and slash off all get hold of. She hardly ever bought paid for what she thought was reputable modeling do the job.

In accordance to detective Cole, the authentic estate agent allegedly approached yet another friend about a modeling opportunity with his “uncle,” also named Otto, the detective wrote. But this time “Otto” owned a modeling business in California. The female could make about $5,000 for a three- to 4-hour boudoir-design picture shoot.

Yet again, Wooten allegedly asked for a portfolio of pics, the girl claimed. The good friend reported she experienced recognised Wooten for about 15 many years and regarded him a really close buddy. It was in no way everything extra than a friendship, the detective wrote.

“Wooten has been dishonest to the (victims) regarding the solicitation of the modeling possibilities,” Cole wrote. “It is also reasonable to say, Wooten has fictitiously taken on the id of a plastic surgeon and as a modeling scout and communicated with each victims by way of phony electronic mail accounts and cell phone figures he has constructed for his fraudulent fraud, convincing both of those victims to give him with incredibly sensitive electronic nude visuals and video clips of their bodies.”

Wooten’s defense legal professional Laura Shaver explained:

“The true information tale is that these allegations ended up built 3-4 several years in the past and Mr. Wooten has continually maintained his innocence and cooperated with the investigation at every single transform,” Shaver wrote. “Because Mr. Wooten continues to keep his innocence, on February 2, 2022, the investigating detective went to Mr. Wooten’s residence with about 8 added officers, arrested and jailed him even while Mr. Wooten has never been billed with a criminal offense.”

Wooten not long ago posted on social media proclaiming he is a sufferer in the condition, and that he was threatened by the modeling agency, the detective’s report says.

Cole wrote: “Wooten carries on to re-victimize the victims of this incident.”

Law enforcement suspect there may be other victims. Suggestions can be directed to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Business at 425-388-3845.

Ellen Dennis: 425-339-3486 [email protected] Twitter: @reporterellen.

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