ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County police say the owner of a nightclub accused of hosting strippers without the proper licenses is cooperating with their investigation.
The owner of Club Parisians said he is not breaking any laws. But county leaders say the ordinances governing adult entertainment are clear.
According to Dougherty County Police, Club Parisians owner Ulysses James said there will be no stripping or exotic dancing at his business until their investigation is complete.
After the arrest and report, Club Parisians posted on their Facebook page, "We can't make this up, it's the law," along with a copy of Albany's city ordinance.
They also posted this: "exotic dancer (sic) are not illegal in Dougherty County nor Albany for that fact If you wanna know the law."
But Dougherty County officials pointed out their Codes on Adult Entertainment Establishments on Tuesday. In Article 8, Section 2-10-103, county code requires that any business must have a valid adult entertainment license to operate.
County officials say no license was granted to Club Parisians.
Section 2-10-108 requires that all employees, and individual contractors working in an adult establishment, must have a permit from the county administrator.
Section 2-10-121-B says no adult entertainment establishment shall sell or allow consumption of any intoxicating liquor, beer, or controlled substance.
Club Parisians does have a valid and current nightclub and alcohol license according to county officials.
A reporter attempted to talk to club officials, but they hung up the phone after answering.
Mycia Burden, a woman arrested nude outside the club early Sunday morning and told police she had stripped in the club for several weeks, declined to be interviewed on camera.