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HYATTSVILLE, Md. –They are hidden in plain sight: establishments that say they are one thing, but operate as another. They are illegal operations that harbor potential sex traffickers, and yet the fight to shut them down continues. FOX 5’s Marina Marraco went looking for answers as to why these places are still open for business.
From the outside, they are ordinary buildings. Although there are no signs in sight, one in an industrial park in Hyattsville is actually licensed as South Carolina Cafe, a banquet hall with a $20 entrance fee and no menu to order from.
And tucked in an industrial park of Hyattsville, Club Fuego is licensed as a banquet hall and auditorium.
But once the sun sets, the unassuming banquet halls turn into something different.
Our FOX 5 crew saw full-on nude dancing and illicit activities inside Club Fuego as well as in South Carolina Cafe — or Irving’s as it is known on the streets.
“When we were leaving there, I thought that it was also interesting that some man walked up to me in the hallway and immediately knew to come to me and starts asking me if I was looking for a job,” said Tina Frundt.
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