Four arrested on prostitution charges in Summit
DILLON VALLEY ” One woman and three men were arrested last week in Dillon Valley in connection with an ongoing investigation into prostitution in the area.
On Feb. 8, Summit County Sheriff’s Office detective Joseph Cahill initiated the investigation, which resulted in the arrest of alleged prostitute Lilly Peaks and three of her alleged clients.
The investigation began after Peaks called police to report that she’d been physically assaulted by Daniel Pitner at a Dillon Valley home, according to an incident report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
While inside the home, Cahill saw a business card on the living room table advertising Peaks as a personal travel companion. Peaks allegedly admitted to Cahill that she was an escort in adult private entertainment, and that she had been paid in exchange for sexual activity.
She also allegedly said Pitner had been attempting to act as her pimp, and the two had begun arguing over clients calling the home, the report said.
Peaks agreed to lead Cahill to a nearby apartment where she had allegedly met with three clients earlier in the evening.
Jorge Vera-Ovalle, 22, Gamaliel Ochoa-Bautista, 33, and Tomas Domingues-Giron, 22, were arrested at the apartment on suspicion of soliciting for prostitution and patronizing a prostitute.
Peaks, 35, was booked into the Summit County Jail for three counts of prostitution prohibited.
All charges are class 3 misdemeanors, which carry a sentence of up to six months in jail and/or a maximum fine of $750 per charge.
All four have been released from the jail and a court date for the case has been set for April 26.
Pitner, who was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and domestic violence, has also been released from jail.
The investigation is continuing and detectives are looking for other persons involved and possible locations used for prostitution, authorities said.