The police vice squad said it scored this week, busting seven people on prostitution-related charges at the city's most famous strip club.
Undercover officers entered Scores on Manhattan's West Side shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday looking to root out prostitution, and several dancers engaged them in a sexually explicit conversation, police said.
The dancers told the officers that the club's rooms could be rented for sexual acts, police said.
Four dancers were charged with prostitution, and three other people were charged with permitting prostitution at the club, which has been featured on Howard Stern's radio show.
On Thursday, the seven appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court, said their attorney, Mark Bederow.
Six of the accused pleaded not guilty, he said. The seventh, who faced one count of permitting prostitution, was freed after the district attorney's office declined to prosecute her, he said.
"Each of these individuals has pleaded not guilty and expects, after a thorough investigation, to be vindicated," Bederow said.
He said all but one of those arrested was released on his or her own recognizance and the other person was being held on bail, reports AP.
A telephone message left with prosecutors was not immediately returned.
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