By Calvin Palmer
When police officers raided an Akron club, they found a 14-year-old girl dancing topless.
The raid at the Playhouse, on Friday night, was part of Operation Spring Cleaning, and resulted in the arrest of four exotic dancers for allegedly dancing topless and having contact with customers in a liquor establishment, said Akron police Lt Rick Edwards.
He said officers saw some dancers make contact with customers but not the 14-year-old.
The club is not licensed as a sexually oriented business.
Edwards said the girl was not cooperating with police. She has been placed with Summit County Children Services.
The club’s owner, Robert T. Mitchell, 34, of Ravenna, and the bar manager, Christopher Weir, 34, of Ravenna, were charged with illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented performance and two counts of child endangering.
They were being held in Summit County Jail.