A truck stop in Texas is being called a “public nuisance,” because of “rampant illegal gambling and prostitution.”
According to FOX 26, authorities have been called out to the Key Truck Stop in Channelview, Texas too many times to count.
The truck stop has become such a nuisance to the community that Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has filed a suit against the owner of the truck stop.
FOX 26 new reports that the suit was brought about because the truck stop owner, Desai Paratap, is aware of the criminal activity and is doing nothing to prevent it from happening.
The county attorney’s office is working to get a get a temporary injunction to get the truck stop to do more to prevent crime or shut down for at least a year.
“Since January of 2010, the Harris County Sheriff’s Department has handled multiple criminal cases at the Key Truck Stop including prostitution, robbery, aggravated assault, and drug offenses,” Ryan told Your Houston News. “The defendants are aware of these crimes yet have done nothing to stop them. It will obviously take legal action for them to do the right thing for this community.”
“The County Attorney’s Office will continue to hold property owners accountable so that businesses do not become nuisances in their communities,” Ryan said. “The people who live, work and travel through an area have a right to be safe and not be subjected to criminal activity.”
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