Union Twp. strip club convicted for illegal sex operation

UNION TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - The Union Township business, Déjà Vu, was convicted in the Clermont County Municipal Court of 10 counts of illegally operating a sexually oriented business.

Because of the conviction, Déjà Vu will be permanently closing its Union Township location on December 31, 2011.

Charges were filed against the business by the Union Township Police Department after an undercover investigation between April and June of 2010. During the investigation, detectives observed dancers engaged in sexual acts with each other, inappropriate touching of patrons and otherwise engaging in sexually oriented entertainment on the Déjà Vu premises.

Prosecutor Don White stated in a news release Thursday:

The closing of Déjà Vu in Union Township is a positive outcome of these cases for area residents and the community in general. The adverse secondary effects of adult sexually oriented businesses on a community are well documented. Union Township Detective Sergeant Scott Blankenship, together with the entire investigative unit, did an outstanding job conducting this undercover operation and aiding my assistant prosecutors in securing convictions.

Each count of the 10 charges Déjà Vu was convicted of carries a maximum fine of $5,000. Sentencing will happen on January 30, 2012.

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