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BOLI complaint alleges sexual exploitation of minors at Stars Cabaret

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Police serving a warrant at Stars Cabaret in Beaverton in December 2013 (file image) Police serving a warrant at Stars Cabaret in Beaverton in December 2013 (file image)
Steven Toth, Victor Moreno-Hernandez, Yahir Muniz (jail booking photos) Steven Toth, Victor Moreno-Hernandez, Yahir Muniz (jail booking photos)
BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

The Bureau of Labor and Industries filed a complaint against Stars Cabaret in Beaverton alleging sexual discrimination and harassment of minors.

Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian filed the commissioner's complaint Tuesday.

"An agency investigation will determine whether the company subjected vulnerable minors to conditions of employment that constituted sexual harassment under Oregon law," according to a BOLI release.

The complaint alleges Stars Cabaret employed a girl under the age of 16 after police had previously arrested a manager on charges of sexual abuse and compelling prostitution of a minor.

Three men were arrested, convicted and sentenced to prison in connection to a sex trafficking investigation involving the Beaverton Stars Cabaret.

Search warrants were served at the business in December 2013. Court documents state Victor Moreno-Hernandez introduced a 13-year-old girl to Steven Toth, the former manager at Stars, who gave her the identity of a previous dancer at the club.

Investigators said the men sexually assaulted the girl and forced her into prostitution.

Toth pleaded guilty in September 2014 to charges of sodomy, first-degree sex abuse and compelling prostitution. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender.

That same month, Moreno-Hernandez was convicted by a jury on charges including rape, sex abuse, compelling prostitution, unlawful application of a controlled substance on another's body and unlawful delivery of meth to a minor. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison and must continue to register as a sex offender.

Yahir Muniz also pleaded guilty to charges of rape, sodomy and unlawful sexual penetration in connection to the case. He was sentenced to six years in prison, 10 years post-prison supervision and ordered to register as a sex offender.

"Subsequent to the sexual exploitation of the above minor employee, respondent's president Jeff Struhar did not take appropriate correction action to prevent the future sexual exploitation of other minor employees," according to the BOLI complaint.

The BOLI complaint alleges that from July to September 2014, an underage girl was "explicitly conditioned on the lewd exhibition of her sexual or other intimate parts to respondent's customers."

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