Local Male Dance Revue Accused of Prostitution Found Not Guilty

Clients, a local male dance revue, were accused of prostitution when vice detectives observed them doing heavy gyrating lap dances for female patrons after the patrons placed dollar bills in the dancers’ speedos.

During pre-trial negotiations, the prosecutors offered small fines to resolve charges, but insisted that the clients testify against the club owners regarding their knowledge and acceptance of the dance routines (it was the prosecutor’s intention to cause the club to be declared a nuisance and to be closed permanently).

Marein and Bradley rejected the prosecutor’s demands and proceeded to trial by jury in Akron Municipal Court. After a two-day jury trial, the clients were found NOT GUILTY.