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Tawdry episode may never lead to charges

Two men who charged two female escorts with burglarizing an apartment were trying to solicit sex from the women who took their money, according to police.

Police were first alerted to the situation shortly after noon on Christmas Eve when a hysterical female caller dialed 9-1-1 to say she was being held captive. A man then got on the phone and told dispatchers that two women broke into his apartment and stole money.

Capt. Mike Hammons of the Lake Oswego Police said so far it appears 'they all could be considered criminal participants in an episode which involved solicitation of prostitution.'

According to Hammons, the two men met each other at a bar and then returned to the Lake Oswego man's apartment to call an escort service. The men solicited sex from the women, paid them $140, then fought when the women tried to leave without performing sex acts.

Hammons said it wasn't clear whether any criminal charges would be filed in the incident and police were still investigating. He said accusations of burglary and kidnapping, made in the original 9-1-1 call, were unsubstantiated.