FOX47 NEWS - Strip Club Goes to Charity

Jeff Angileri
Oct 2, 2008, 11:34 AM

A building in Janesville that once housed a strip club has been donated to a local nonprofit as part of a plea deal.

The strip club called Screamin' Mee-Mees was raided last year. The owners, James and Rebecca Halbach were arrested. The couple was accused of running a house of prostitution.

On Tuesday James Halbach, of Orfordville pleaded no contest to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The prosecutor agreed not to press charges against his wife Rebecca.

In exchange for Halbach's plea, the building that housed the strip club was donated to the 12 & 12 Drop In Center, which supports recovering alcoholics.

The donation was Halbach's way of giving back to the community, said Halbach's attorney.

Brian Boyle of 12 & 12 said his group doesn't care about the building's past. He says he's just grateful for the gift.

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