Eight months after an 84-count criminal indictment was handed down against 11 defendants associated with The Harem strip club, none has been ordered to prison, but the most serious offender hasn’t reached sentencing.
Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. was successful last fall in a civil challenge to shutter the business for a year by having it declared a nuisance after calling it a “sex and drug den.”
The Ohio Liquor Control Commission recently revoked the liquor permit of the Harrison Twp. business after a 2017 investigation and raid led to charges of illegal sex acts, felony drug trafficking and food stamp fraud.
But the criminal cases that have been completed largely have resulted in intervention in lieu of conviction (ILC) and probation.
Heck’s office did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
A look at each of the defendants’ cases:
As part of a plea deal, 16 other counts were dismissed. Clay is scheduled to be sentenced June 12 in Judge Erik Blaine’s court.
Rowland was had a warrant for her arrest issued May 7 because she absconded on April 12. Rowland could face incarceration for her probation violation.