Woman charged with operating a bordello at Light Street bar

February 20, 2002|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

The manager of a South Baltimore bar has been arrested and charged with operating a bordello in the building, police said yesterday.

Amanda Toth, 45, of the 500 block of Druid Hill Ave. was arrested during a raid Friday night, said Sgt. Craig Gentile of the department's vice unit. Toth was charged with setting up and maintaining a bawdy house and conspiring to violate the adult entertainment code, Gentile said.

Police received tips from owners of Baltimore strip clubs about the Copa 2000 nightclub in the 1500 block of Light St., Gentile said.

Undercover detectives entered the club on Friday nights and watched acts of prostitution and sexual activities between men and women, Gentile said.

When police raided the club, they recovered sexual aids, pornographic tapes, domination paraphernalia, television sets and video cassette recorders, Gentile said.

Toth did not return phone messages yesterday.

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