PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says he's developing legislation that would require background checks for adult entertainment industry employees.
Kilmartin tells Rhode Island Public Radio his office is putting together legislation for the 2014 General Assembly session. He says he wants to ensure that proper identification is done and no underage children are employed at the venues.
Providence City Council President Michael Solomon previously said he wants to require checks to ensure dancers are at least 18.
The moves come after an investigation into the trafficking of girls for work as strippers and prostitutes. The Cheaters Gentlemen's Club had its license suspended for 45 days and was fined $7,000 after authorities said it illegally hired a 14-year-old as a dancer and permitted prostitution.
Cheaters is appealing.