Kokomo police arrested the owner of three adult strip clubs Friday on charges of felony promoting prostitution and corrupt business influence, jail records showed.
According to the Howard County jail, Dan Dumoulin II, was booked into the jail on six Class B felony promoting prostitution and two Class C felony corrupt business influence. Dumoulin was released within an hour after posting $3,000, 10 percent of his $30,000 bail.
The arrest comes in the wake of a racketeering civil law suit filed by Howard County Prosecutor Mark McCann against Dumoulin.
According to the filing, McCann is seeking to keep more than $13,000 seized during raids on two Kokomo strip clubs in May.
McCann filed suit late last month under Indiana’s civil racketeering law, claiming Dumoulin collected the money from unspecified illegal activities.
Kokomo police raided Dumoulin’s Big Daddy’s Show Club and Little Daddy’s Show Club on May 16, seizing computers, miscellaneous evidence and $13,668.98.
Seven individuals have since been arrested and charged with involvement in various illegal activities including prostitution at the clubs.
In the lawsuit, McCann alleges Dumoulin invested proceeds obtained from illegal activities into his legitimate business interests.
Kokomo police did not release any information about the arrest. Calls made to the department seeking information were not immediately returned.