Anderson County District Attorney General Dave Clark last week moved to declare a new business a nuisance and close it down because of its alleged role in prostitution, a press release said.
The business is King Accupressure at 2683 Andersonville Highway in Anderson County.
The enforcement action was the result of an undercover investigation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office that started almost immediately after King Accupressure opened, Clark said in the release. He said a deputy posed as a customer and alleged in a criminal complaint that he was solicited for prostitution.
Two women were taken into custody at the scene, Clark said.
The DA said his office has asked for a temporary injunction that would close the business and seize its contents, and that order was entered by Anderson County Criminal and Circuit Court Judge Don Elledge. The court will consider the request in a hearing that still has to be scheduled, Clark said.
“We have asked that the personal property inside the business be sold to pay the costs of the law enforcement effort so that taxpayers will not be burdened with the costs,” Clark said. “We want these adult-oriented businesses to know that they are not welcome in Anderson County.”
In 2004, when he was still county attorney, Clark said, he proposed new regulations designed to discourage the location of adult-oriented establishments within the county.
“Since then, we have jealously guarded Anderson County from adult-oriented establishments and problems associated with them,” Clark said. “We are proud of not having public problems of adult-oriented businesses in Anderson County. Therefore, we are very pleased to be able to announce the fine work of Sheriff White’s deputies and the successful efforts of this office to padlock the business.”
See previous story on the two arrests here.