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Reykjavík Champagne Club Owner Still in Custody

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Reykjavík Champagne Club Owner Still in Custody

All but one of the people arrested at Strawberries champagne club in downtown Reykjavík on October 26 have been released from custody, according to superintendent Karl Steinar Valsson. The club’s owner remains in custody.

policecar_psPhoto: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

Three of the people were arrested on suspicion of purchasing sex and five of the club’s staff, including the owner, on suspicion of procurement of prostitution.

According to ruv.is, undercover police officers had witnessed the purchase of sex, which is illegal in Iceland, at the venue and had monitored the activities of the club for several months. Last week, detention over four of the men was extended while two of the men were released.

Stöð 2 reported yesterday that the owner’s lawyer had to resign after it was revealed that his name was found in the documents related to the police documents on the clubs operations.

Related:

28.10.2013 | Eight Arrested at Reykjavík Champagne Club

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