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Owner of suspected pay-for-sex club arrested

Owner of suspected pay-for-sex club arrested

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED May 18, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The owner of an apparent pay-for-sex club is in custody after a weekend stabbing at the business led police to the discovery of illegal activity inside. 

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrested Kenneth Orville Stimpson on Thursday for fraud and deceit, obtaining money under false pretenses and racketeering.

Police arrested six other suspects earlier in the week -- Brooke Dugan, Lyeishia Godfrey, Hope Tello, Nicole Cramer and James Watkins.

A British tourist was stabbed just before 6 a.m. last Sunday at the Red Devil fitness center, near Spring Mountain Road and Polaris Avenue.

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Police believe that the establishment is a "clip joint."

Victims are usually by a cab to the business. Once inside, customers are promised more attention if they give more money.

When the customer runs out of money, they are kicked out.

Police have not said why the man was stabbed but did say that dealings at those kinds of places can quickly turn violent.

Stimpson is currently being held in the Clark County Detention Center.

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