HOUSTON - Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has filed a lawsuit against Foxxy’s Cabaret, an adult entertainment club, to stop the criminal activity occurring at the club.
Ryan said in a press release that the Houston Police Department’s Vice Division Club Task Force has found that Foxxy’s Cabaret, located in the 11100 block of South Post Oak Road, has been the location of crimes, including prostitution and narcotics offenses.
The county attorney said the club features bikini-clad dancers and lap dancing and has a “Champagne Lounge” where, for an additional fee, dancers will perform sexual acts.
Ryan is seeking court orders against Helda Shaghaghi, the owner of the property where Foxxy’s is located, and Allen Sena, Inc., the owner of the cabaret.
Helda Shaghaghi is also the president of Allen Sena, Inc. Ryan said the orders would require the owners of the club and property to take steps to make sure the law is followed.
The county attorney is requesting that the court order the club to:
- Hire four security guards, two of which would be posted in the Champagne Lounge. The guards would be required to report to HPD any sex acts or illegal drug activity.
- Require background checks for all employees, as well as drug tests. Employees found to be convicted of a felony in the past 10 years must be fired.
- Have surveillance cameras in the club, including the Champagne Lounge. The recordings must be made available to law enforcement.
HPD said they have received more than 100 calls from incidents at Foxxy’s in the last two years, including 12 prostitution cases.
In November, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission suspended the club’s alcoholic beverage license for four days for prostitution offenses. TABC has also cited the club for drug offenses occurring in the club.
Ryan said that the cabaret is located within 500 feet of the Varnet Public School Southwest Campus, and is next to the Christian Assembly of God in an area known as Westbury. Click here for a map of the area.
The club does not have a Sexually Oriented Business license from the city of Houston. The ordinance requires a 1,500-foot distance between a sexually-oriented business and a church or school.