Tuesday, June 11, 2002

Charges pile up at strip club

Indictments brought against DJ, ex-manager

By Sheila McLaughlin, smclaughlin@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        LEBANON — New charges — filed by officials in two counties — were added Monday in the continuing investigation into alleged violations at the Bristol's Show Club and Revue in Monroe.

        The club's disc jockey, Michael Imburgia, 30, of Greenhills, was indicted in Hamilton County on 10 charges of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor.

        At the same time, a Warren County grand jury indicted the exotic dance club's former manager, Randy Trimble, 35, of Middletown, with two felony counts of promoting prostitution.

        John Burke, commander of the Warren County Drug Task Force, said the indictments were based on evidence gleaned as a result of police raids in March at the adult club just off Ohio 63 at I-75 and of the Hyde Park home of club owners Terry and Giselle Wolfe.

        Drug agents and officers with the Hamilton County sheriff's regional electronic computer investigations unit and Greenhills police department searched Mr. Imburgia's Flanders Lane home April 19, taking his home computer and other documents, Mr. Burke said.

        “He had significant amounts of child pornography on his computer and in other computer discs. We're talking about very, very young teens,” Mr. Burke said.

        Police have not yet been able to identify the children. Mr. Burke would not say whether there was any evidence that Mr. Imburgia was selling the files or sharing them on the Internet.

        The latest charges against Mr. Trimble resulted from the March 5 raid on Bristol's. He was charged then with eight counts of bootlegging for allegedly selling alcohol at the club.

        “A search warrant used to obtain information from a computer in Hamilton County indicated he was receiving bonuses for allowing this activity to occur,” Warren County Prosecutor Tim Oliver said of the prostitution charges.


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