Houston Dolls Cabaret called 'public nuisance' in lawsuit by Harris County Attorney


Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has filed a lawsuit in an effort, he says, to force a north Harris County club to obey the law. Houston Dolls Cabaret, 313 Rankin Road, was raided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office in June, resulting in more than a dozen arrests and 22 warrants.

Ryan contends that Houston Dolls Cabaret is a public nuisance where criminal activity regularly occurs, including prostitution and the sale of dangerous drugs. The club is also accused of employing at least one dancer who was younger than age 18.

Since 2009, the sheriff's office says they have responded to more than 250 calls for service at this location.

"The club can either operate in a legal manner or we will see that it is closed down," Ryan said.

The Harris County Attorney's Office is seeking a temporary injunction against club owner, Rankin Road Inc. The County Attorney's Office is asking a judge to order steps be taken to prevent the nuisances caused by the club and to order the defendants to put up a bond. If the defendants violate the judge's order, the bond could be forfeited and the club ordered closed for one year.

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