Two Salt Lake County men one of whom was once considered a suspect in the death of his wife - were found guilty Friday of taking a minor to Nevada for the purpose of prostitution.
A U.S. District Court jury returned the verdict against Paul Wach, 27, and Randy Pollock, 25, who were ordered by Judge David K. Winder to appear for sentencing July 18.According to testimony in the two-day trial, Wach, who owned an escort service, arranged for a girl to go on a "full-service date" in a Wendover, Nev., hotel.
Pollock, Wach's associate, drove the girl, 17, to the hotel on Sept. 27, according to testimony.
During 3rd District Court hearings in January, Wach was said to be a suspect in the death of his estranged wife, Dee Dee Wach, 19, who was gunned down in front of her parents' home the night of Dec. 13.
Salt Lake County sheriff's detective Dick Judd said Friday, however, that Wach is not considered as "prime" a suspect now as he was during the weeks following the homicide.
The Wachs had been in the middle of a bitter divorce involving a custody dispute over their 2-year-old daughter.