Strip Club Staff Members Arrested After Officials Learned They Hired 15-Year-Old Dancer

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It looks like three Florida strip club staff members and the owner was apprehended after allowing a teen girl to work as a stripper at the club for multiple years, according to court records, reports Fox. William Sierer, the owner of Flash Dancer in Orlando, Florida, as well as three other managers including Jonathan Johnson, the general manager, Kimberly Sinclair, the assistant manager, and Paul Devalle, the manager, were all taken into custody and charged with human trafficking of a child under 18, reports Fox 35. 

The unidentified girl began working at the club in 2019 when she was merely 15 years old. She worked there as a dancer until 2021, says the affidavit. Court documents say that the owner and managers hired her without seeing a license to dance or a real ID. The teen informed officials that she showed them a fake ID before she was hired and she took the job to support her and her mother. 

An investigative report revealed that she worked at the Cleo’s Gentlemen’s Club before becoming a stripper at Flash Dancer. An investigation showed that the teen was allowed to dance at the club on many different occasions. 

Arrests were made back in April 2021, when the unnamed teen was part of a traffic stop where she sat in the passenger seat of a vehicle that left the club. During the stop, she gave an officer her fake ID. The officer was later able to confirm her real identification and learned the teen had several warrants. She was then arrested and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center. 

The managers appeared in court on Wednesday while the owner couldn’t attend due to medical reasons. 

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