HORSE CAVE, Ky. (WBKO) — After three years of investigations and court cases, adult bookstore Horse Cave has agreed to permanently close its doors.
The investigation into the Flint Ridge Road adult store began in 2019 when authorities carried out regular checks following reports of illegal activity.
According to the sheriff’s department, the store has been cited for more than thirty permit violations. In addition, authorities have arrested and cited a number of people for incidents including indecent exposure. The Sheriff’s Office reports that two people have died after an incident in what was called “the back room” which was advertised as a video arcade.
Officials say the store sold illegal substances in the back room and specifically sold a substance known as “poppers”.
The deputies carried out numerous undercover operations. In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office said: “Upon investigation, it was determined that the adult bookstore would collect money to allow entry to the ‘back room’. However, these ‘rooms’ provided various videos of assorted sex acts and contained “Glory Hole” cabins.
According to officials, the cabins were used for sex acts with strangers in the adjacent cabin.
Meanwhile, Hart Tax Court allowed the county attorney to file a civil suit against the adult bookstore and charged the company with operating a reduction house.
At a hearing Aug. 31, the owners of the adult bookstore agreed to a permanent closure and an indenture restriction that prohibits the sale of sexually explicit activity and merchandise, the Hart County Sheriff’s Office said. .
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