Arrests Made in Prostitution Investigation

Between Monday, November 4th and Wednesday, November 6, Maui Police Department’s Vice Gambling and Morals Unit, with the assistance of Wailuku Patrol Officers and Criminal Intelligence Unit officers, conducted a Prostitution operation at a Maui Hotel.

Officers targeted “Johns” by setting up what’s known as a Reverse Prostitution operation. In situations like this, a female Police officer posed as a prostitute to target suspected “Johns.”

MPD says victims of prostitution rings often times have been forced into this modern-day slavery through psychological or physical coercion.

“Sometimes the threat of serious physical harm or even the use of restraints are employed against young and impressionable people,” MPD said in a release on Friday. “The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 defines sex trafficking as, ‘a modern-day form of slavery in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act is under the age of 18 years.'”

The two and a half-day operation led to the arrest of thirteen men. A total of $2,640 was also recovered.

Those arrested include:

Michael James Medeiros – Prostitution/$100 bail

Grant Koga – Prostitution/$100 bail; Promoting a Dangerous Drug III/RPI

Kurt Hideo Yamamura – Prostitution/RPI

Kevin Sean Keoni Galiciano – Prostitution/$100 bail

Myron Daniels – Prostitution/$100 bail

Bradley S. Forrer – Prostitution/$100 bail

Ryan Gaoiran – Prostitution/$100 bail

David Leroy Flood – Prostitution/$100 bail

Bendel Caesar Sambrano Garcia – Prostitution/$100 bail

Robert Schmaltz – Prostitution/$100 bail

Samuel Cachola – Prostitution/$100 bail

Antone Estrella – Prostitution/$100 bail

Stacy Otomo – Prostitution/$100 bail

Mugshots are not available at this time.

Police request that employees of hotels and resorts report suspicious activity at their properties.



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