Pacific Beach woman gets suspended sentence for pimping
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The ex-wife of a Pacific Beach man who got eight years in prison for operating a website linked to prostitution was sentenced Oct. 17 to a suspended one-year jail term.

Hannah Koalani, 23, was given credit for four days already spent in jail and fined approximately $1,000 by San Diego Superior Court Judge David Danielsen.

Koalani is now divorced from Christian J. Koalani, 67, who got eight years in prison on Sept. 28. The couple both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit pimping in connection with the now closed website.

Because Hannah Koalani has a felony conviction, she would be barred from visiting her ex-husband in prison as felons are not allowed on prison grounds. She plans to move to Virginia if the probation department approves it, her attorney said.

Deputy District Attorney Dan Owens, the probation department, and her attorney asked Danielsen for the suspended term. If she completes three years probation, the stay on the jail term will become permanent, Danielsen said.

Owens said this was Christian Koalani’s third conviction for pimping and pandering, and this offense involved furnishing tranquilizers to a 17-year-old girl.

He was arrested June 2 following a year-long investigation by the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force. Christian Koalani also pleaded guilty to two counts of pandering. He will have to serve at least four years before he can be paroled.

Dale A. Vinzant, 68, operated another similar website and was sentenced Sept. 8 to one year in jail and a suspended 3-year prison term. Vinzant will report to jail on Oct. 24, and court records say he has been authorized to be in a program that could allow home detention if he meets the criteria.

Vinzant pleaded guilty to attempted pimping, soliciting a prostitute, and two counts of money laundering. He was placed on three years probation and ordered forfeit $7,761 for a bank account that was linked to his website. Vinzant was arrested in Mission Bay on June 3 in the same investigation.
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