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Police: prostitution, drug sales, 'lewd acts' at strip clubs

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police and a state official say investigators found evidence of prostitution, drug sales and "lewd acts" at eight French Quarter strip clubs that have been raided over the past two weeks.
The head of Louisiana's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, Juana Lombard, said at a news conference Monday that prostitution was going on at all eight, and drug sales at four of the clubs on or near Bourbon Street.
Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says the investigation's target was not prostitutes but human traffickers. He says nobody has been charged with human trafficking, but the investigation is continuing.
Lombard says her agency has suspended the clubs' liquor licenses. Hearings Feb. 1 and Feb. 6 will determine if the clubs get those licenses back.

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