Brothel owner Dennis Hof faces '' major ' code infractions

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New York Times Dennis Hof, left, owner of the Moonlite Bunny Cattle ranch, with Cami Parker, a worker at the cattle ranch, during a campaign stop of presidential candidate Ron Paul in Reno, Feb. 2, 2012. Officials say Hof might have broken rules at one of his brothels.

Tuesday, Might 2, 2017|2 a.m.

Famous whorehouse owner Dennis Hof is facing several infractions at one of his Nye County whorehouses.

The Nye County Commission will hold a program cause hearing today on 2 code violations involving 6 woman of the streets at the Location 51 Death Valley Cathouse brothel in Amargosa Valley.

Inning accordance with an affidavit, when a Nye County district attorney private investigator carried out a whorehouse check on Feb. 11, 6 of the 12 working women on task had actually ended work cards and were not existing on their medical clearance.

“A show cause hearing is (set up) when we believe they are not following the guidelines,” Nye County Commissioner Dan Schinhofen stated. “Those are type of major charges … He (Hof) allowed them to work without being signed up. Then the ones who didn’t get clinically examined, that’s truly bad.”

Nye County code 9.20.150 requires every woman of the street operating in a brothel should have a medical exam carried out every seven days. Nye County code 9.20.140 states every woman of the street must sign up with the Nye County Sheriff’s Workplace on a quarterly basis.

Of the prospective infractions brought against brothels, these are as serious as the county has seen, inning accordance with Schinhofen. Hof’s licenses could be suspended or he could be ordered to pay fines if he is discovered to be in offense.

Hof stated the ordeal is simply a misunderstanding, and he said he thinks that he can show his case if need be.

“I have the utmost regard for Nye County Constable Sharon Wehrly and the constable’s department, however I don’t think this officer understood exactly what (he was) doing,” Hof stated.

Hof said that he had the cards of all the girls who operate at the whorehouse in a drawer, and not all them were in fact there operating at the time of the examination.

“You need to have a work card for every single girl who is working and the medical clearance. What it takes, depending upon the house, is 2 or three times that numerous girls to keep them working. So, that Alien house is a five-girl home. So that suggests we need 10-15 girls in the system.”

The whorehouse had six girls permitted that week because it can have up to 5 ladies working at a time, with one girl covering the others’ days off.

“So there’s constantly 5 ladies working,” Hof stated. “So there were 6 other cards in there who remain in the system but were not working.”

The Alien 51 Death Valley Cathouse paid first-quarter (Jan. 1-March 30) charges amounting to $1,875 for up to five woman of the streets to be operating at a given time, according to Nye County records.

Hof said that the detective with the Nye County’s District Lawyer’s Workplace never ever asked for all the woman of the streets to come out, to compare the cards with who was actually there working, regardless of the affidavit mentioning, “all 12 prostitutes showed they were working.”

“For some reason, this officer assumed they were working. They didn’t call and say, ‘Dennis exactly what’s going on here?’ They didn’t ask the cashier, they didn’t request for the girls to come out and put these cards up to their face, so they just didn’t comprehend.”

In spite of the declared infractions, his performance history in the market speaks for itself, Hof stated.

“I’ve been doing this for 27 years, Hof said. “My home in Northern Nevada has 15-30 ladies at all times and we never ruin, never ever when.”

When questioned if there could be a misunderstanding, Schinhofen stated he wasn’t sure.

“We’ll find out at the meeting since the officer will be there to testify,” Schinhofen stated. “It will be a he-said she-said thing, I guess. But we’ll see.”

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