Deja Vu in Union Township closing by Dec. 31

Deja Vu Showgirls in Union Township will be closing its doors by the end of the year after Deja Vu of Cincinnati LLC, which operates the club, was convicted of 10 counts of illegally operating a sexually oriented business.

Clermont County Prosecutor Don White announced Dec. 15, that as a result of the conviction, Deja Vu Showgirls, located at 516 Old State Route 74, will permanently close by Dec. 31.

“The closing of Deja Vu in Union Township is a positive outcome of these cases for area residents and the community in general,” White said. “The adverse secondary effects of adult sexually oriented businesses on a community are well documented.”

The charges filed against the strip club were violations of the Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.40 (B) and were the result of an undercover investigation by the Union Township Police Department that took place from April to 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 Deja Vu premises, all violating Ohio’s sexually oriented business laws.

“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,” White said.

Each count of the 10 charges the strip club was convicted of carries a maximum fine of $5,000.

Sentencing will be Jan. 30, 2012.