SAN DIEGO–A year-long investigation by the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force into the business operations of an internet-based illicit commercial sex enterprise has culminated in the arrests of two suspects and the dismantling of a criminal organization that enabled persons engaged in prostitution acts and their customers to negotiate the exchange of sex for money at the click of a button and under the cloak of a fee-based, members only website.
San Diego Adult Service Provider, owned and operated by Dale Vinzant, 68, and a resident of San Diego, was an internet based meeting place where persons engaged in the illicit sex trade and their customers could link up, negotiate a sex transaction, and, once the act took place, allowed the sex purchasers to write and post a review.
This web based meeting place enabled Christian Koalani, the owner of American Escort Company, to post, advertise, and ultimately profit from the sex acts provided by the young women he recruited and directed. Koalani, 66, and a resident of San Diego, is the author of “Story of An American Escort,” a book that chronicles his experiences in the illicit sex trade.
Both Vinzant and Koalani, acting independently but known to each other, lured vulnerable women into engaging in acts of prostitution with offers of drugs and money in exchange for their offering themselves to clients as part of a large scale sex for money enterprise.
In collaboration with the California State Department of Justice, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, Homeland Security Investigations and the FBI, the San Diego Police Department secured arrest and search warrants through the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office; warrants that were executed in the last several days.
The service of these warrants resulted in the arrests of Christian Koalani and Dale Vinzant and the recovery of evidence including computers, other electronic media and the securing of other assets tied to the business.
Koalani was arrested June 2 at his Pacific Beach residence. He was booked into jail for pimping, pandering and conspiracy charges. His bail was set at $500,000.00. Koalani’s next court date is a preliminary hearing on June 16.
Dale Vinzant, was arrested June 3 in the Mission Bay area. He was booked into jail for pimping, pandering, solicitation of prostitution, and money laundering charges. His bail was set at $150,000.00. Vinzant’s next court dates are a readiness conference on July 22 and a preliminary hearing on August 11.