News 12 at 6 o'clock / Tuesday, May 28, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- A nationally known male stripper is wanted by Richmond County deputies. It's all about what he's accused of doing at a local nightclub.
Investigators want to talk with Kelvin House, whose stage name is Redickulous. Augusta commissioners voted on Tuesday to suspend Club Skittlez's business license because of one of his performances.
We're told someone sent deputies a picture of the naked male dancer and a naked teen dancing onstage.
Club Owner Timothy Lowery says the minor and performer came to the club in the same car.
"You telling me by Monday morning someone has sent Richmond County Sheriff's office a picture? This is a setup," Lowery said.
"We are still investigating. We want to speak with the performer, who is on tour," said Richmond County Investigator Tony Hyatt.
Hyatt says the X-rated and under-aged dancing happened at Club Skittlez on April 27. Hyatt says House took off his clothes and brought a male 16-year-old Richmond Academy High School student on stage. They were both naked.
"There was anywhere from 25 to 20 underage kids in there. They all go to the same high school," Hyatt said.
"I think the suspension was harsh. You have a club that has no violence and police reports whatsoever," Lowery said.
The doors to Skittlez could stay closed for 30 to 90 days if one Augusta commissioner has his way.
"It's a sick thought in my mind that minors were involved in that. A very strong message needs to be sent that this will not be tolerated," said Commissioner Alvin Mason.
The club was given two tickets for underage drinking and the other for operating an adult entertainment district without a license. Charges could be pending for Redickulous.