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Prosecutor to erase convictions in strip-club touching cases

August 3, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city attorney for Columbus says he’s willing to erase convictions of those prosecuted under a state law prohibiting strip club employees from touching customers.

The Columbus Dispatch reports City Attorney Zach Klein made the offer this week after announcing last month that Columbus would no longer file such cases and dismissed charges against adult film actress Stormy Daniels and two Ohio women.

Klein has since dismissed the pending cases of eight other women charged with touching.

Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, was arrested after her appearance at a Columbus strip club in mid-July. She has achieved worldwide fame from her claim of having sex with Donald Trump in 2006.

Klein says women previously convicted under the no-touching law can file motions to withdraw their guilty pleas.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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