July 29, 2020

A Tampa strip club is suing a child sex trafficking victim, and it's the latest development in a court battle involving the club where the victim says she was trafficked. Now her mother is speaking out for the first time with ABC Action News.

Scores Gentleman's Club filed a countersuit in mid-July against the child sex trafficking victim. The strip club's response comes six months after Jane Doe sued the business, accusing the club of hiring and exploiting her when she was 17-years-old.

Jane Doe's attorney Michael Dolce told ABC Action News he'll file a motion to dismiss the countersuit in Hillsborough County Court.

Dolce filed the original case against Scores. It states Jane Doe was brought to the club in 2017 by Robert Torres. According to court documents, employees at the club introduced her to drugs and alcohol. Police later arrested Torres for trafficking and he pled guilty to lesser charges in the case. Scores is also suing Torres for intentional misrepresentation.

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