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Professed Christian seeks strippers' real names, personal info

By Nate Smith     Oct 27, 2014 in World
Tacoma - A Washington state man is upset with a U.S. District Court judge for denying him access to the identities and other personal information for over 100 local adult dancers.
David Van Vleet claims to seek the real names of over 120 strippers and other adult entertainers because he wishes to pray for them.
Pierce County, Washington Auditor Julie Anderson reportedly notified the strippers and their employers of Van Vleet's public records request for information that would have included the entertainers' real names, addresses and stage names.
Per Washington state law, strippers and club managers are required to obtain the adult entertainment licenses at a cost of $75.
U.S. District Court Judge in Tacoma, Wash. Ronald Leighton issued a preliminary injunction barring release of the information after the dancers and businesses jointly filed suit against the county to prevent release of the records.
Absent that lawsuit, the county auditor's office in Washington would be require to release the information.
The judge reasoned that release of the dancers information could lead to them being harassed or threatened, the Associated Press reported.
As for Van Vleet, local media quoted him saying that he's a Christian and wishes to obtain the dancers' information so that he may pray for them by name.
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