Chicago strip clubs are the latest to open their doors to the public.
They’re popular because of their proximity to major U.S. cities and are known for being a place where men can go barefoot, dance with girls who are in the same bra size as themselves and be surrounded by girls who look like they’re having sex with them.
In some cases, customers can be seen taking advantage of women’s bodies.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that women have reported being groped, made to feel uncomfortable and even sexually assaulted.
The Sun-Tribune reports that a police officer was called to the Chicago strip club after a customer reported being harassed and assaulted there.
Police say they have no records of any crimes occurring at the strip clubs.
One Chicago resident, whose name has been withheld to protect her identity, said she felt so uncomfortable and unsafe at a Chicago strip joint that she left.
“I feel like I’ve been put into a box and I don’t know what to do,” the woman told the Sun-Yannick.
She says she was later called by a man who had previously been at the club and asked if he had witnessed the attack.
“The next thing I knew, I heard his voice on the phone,” the caller said.
The caller said she called police and filed a report.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Mike Ernster told The Associated Press that the incident happened at the Chicago nightclub in April.
“It’s really sad that something like this happens,” Ernster said.
“We need to look at the environment and make sure that people can go about their business in a safe manner.”
Chicago police have also been involved in a number of other incidents in the city over the past year.
In November, a 22-year-old woman was charged with sexual battery and child endangerment after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a patron at the downtown Chicago strip mall.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police said the woman had been drinking with friends, and they believe the man then went to the nightclub and grabbed her in the bathroom and tried to have sex with her.
Police have not said what charges the woman faces.
Chicago police spokesperson Sergeant Michael Ernster tells the AP that the woman’s alleged attacker did not appear intoxicated.
“There were no signs of impairment or drug use,” Ernst said.
Chicago Police spokeswoman Sergeant Mike Erster says the woman was not intoxicated and had a prior arrest.
Police released video of the alleged victim and suspect, and a warrant has been issued for their arrest.
The police department did not provide a description of the suspect or the alleged woman.
Erst said officers have investigated other similar cases in the area and are still looking into other potential cases.
The Associated, The Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Sun Times have all reported that police in the Chicago area have investigated allegations of sexual assault and harassment at Chicago strip joints.