February 22, 2011 03:50pm
Senator Harry Reid Gets Response
Source: Scott Barton Media
by: Company Press Release
(SPARKS, NV) -- The Mustang Ranch and Wild Horse Resort operate as two legitimate Nevada businesses. As the owner of both legal brothels, I am a law-abiding citizen who strictly follows the rules and regulations set forth for this industry, especially those outlined by the Nevada Department of Health. We pay all license fees and taxes as required by the mandate of Storey County and the ladies who work in our establishments individually pay monthly what is required to stay licensed, legal and medically safe.
In addition to being a brothel owner, I am also a professional businessman intimately involved in the development of the largest industrial park in the country. As such, I too am concerned about the current economic development efforts in Nevada and our ability to attract new businesses to our region. However, Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRI) is not being impacted by the proximity of our two well-run, legal brothels. There are currently over 85 companies doing business in TRI with 12 million square feet of new facilities being developed over the past few years.
We share the concerns brought about by illegal, unregulated prostitution that is now rampant in many public locations throughout Las Vegas, on internet sex sites and in many of the Nevada strip clubs. This is truly a threat to the public safety as it promotes dangerous and unhealthy sex practices that far too often include underage girls and repulsive pimps. We are in support of any and all state regulation that would curtail such illegal activity, something that truly does tarnish the image of Nevada.
As we understand it, the legislative agenda is busy addressing a multi-billion dollar shortfall. The legal brothel industry helps support the small rural counties where they are located, and thus this action seems unwise. If necessary, we have identified counsel to explore our options. Until then, we will respect the legislative process and respond, if necessary, with testimony at the appropriate time.