Two men charged with paying for sex

  • By DAN BALMER
  • Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:34pm
  • News

The Kenai Police Department has charged two more men for paying for sex at a Kenai massage business, bringing the total number of alleged “Johns” to seven.

Jordan C. Fischer, 31, of Kenai and Daniel E. Tol, 25, of Chugiak were each charged with one count of engaging in prostitution. According to a press release from Kenai Police Wednesday, Fischer and Tol paid for sex during a Dec. 2012 to the Gifted Hands Massage business that was located on Attla Way in Kenai.

Fischer was issued a court summons on Sept. 4. Tol was issued a court summons Sept. 8. Both men are scheduled to be arraigned in Kenai District Court on Oct. 14.

Pat E. Hill, 59, of Sterling, Justin J. Morris, 29, of Kenai, Jason D. Moore, 34, of Kenai, Michael W. Dimmick, 72, of Kenai and Dan L. Brown, 34, of Kasilof were also charged for paying for sex.

Engaging in prostitution is a Class A misdemeanor and each defendant faces a maximum 90 days in jail and fine of up to $2,000, if convicted.

Kenai police Chief Gus Sandahl declined to comment on how the investigation led to charging the seven men or if any others would be charged. Kenai District Attorney Scot Leaders could not be reached for comment.

Kenai police began the investigation in 2012 after receiving a tip about an online advertisement from a Kenai massage parlor that solicited an “erotic massage therapist,” according to a police affidavit.

The owner of Gifted Hands, Karen Carpenter, 51, was found guilty last November on two counts of second-degree sex trafficking for running an enterprise and procuring customers and three counts of third-degree sex trafficking for running a place of prostitution, accepting money and facilitating prostitution.

Carpenter, now out on parole, was sentenced to three years in prison with 720 days suspended for the four felony counts and 30 days in jail on a misdemeanor count of prostitution.

Kenai police also arrested two women who worked at the massage parlor, Madison Murrieta, 21, of Kenai, and Jonah Lange, 22, of Ninilchik, in January 2013 for misdemeanor prostitution. Murrieta and Lange each plead guilty and were sentenced to one-year probation.

 

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