12 October, 2017
Prosecutors aim to permanently close Harem strip club
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY -- A motion to close The Harem strip club was filed at the Montgomery County
prosecutor's office during a hearing that occurred Tuesday afternoon.
The Harem located on North Dixie Drive in Harrison Twp was one of several strip clubs raided in a Septembers undercover operation. 11 of the club's employees were indicted on sex, drugs, and food stamp violations.
Officers sealed the club and changed the locks and closed the business for now, but prosecutors are trying to make it permanent due to undercover agents witnessing of sexual solicitation and illegal drug activity.
During the hearing, one undercover agent told Judge Dennis Adkins that over nine months he went to the Harem two to three times a week and would be inappropriately touched by dancers, solicited for sexual favors and even able to purchase drugs from the dancers.
The hearing will reconvene at Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Thursday morning at 9 a.m.