LV SUN: Hof Cleared of Charges

Charges against brothel owner Dennis Hof dropped
By Mick Akers
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 10:36 a.m.

Nye County Commissioners dropped two original charges concerning medical and licensing violations against famed brothel owner Dennis Hof today and charged him with a less serious code violation.

Sitting as the Licensing and Liquor Board, commissioners held a show cause hearing in Pahrump to discuss allegations that six prostitutes of the 12 working at the Area 51 Death Valley Cathouse in Amargosa Valley on Feb. 11 did not have current work cards or current medical examinations.

Nye County codes require every working prostitute in a brothel to complete a medical exam every seven days and to be registered with the Nye County Sheriff’s Office on a quarterly basis.

The Area 51 Death Valley Cathouse is allowed to have five prostitutes working at a given time and they had current cards, Hof said. Expired cards at the brothel at the time of the February inspection belonged to one fill-in prostitute and six other other who were not present, Hof said.

After reviewing the facts in the case, Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly dropped the two original charges…

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