Porn Shoot Interrupted by Cops

Gretchen Gallen
WEST PALM BEACH, Fl. – Nightclub patrons who favored the live sex act at Club Ohm every Wednesday night are out of luck. West Palm Beach police have put the kibosh on a weekly porn shoot that club owners said they did for the mere "shock value."

Club Ohm is situated right next to the Palm Beach County Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida and normally features a DJ, bartender and typical bar/lounge fare.

But after an informant reportedly told authorities that Club Ohm patrons gathered at the wateringhole on Wednesdays to watch live porn shoots, undercover police decided to pay the club a visit and investigate.

According to reports, a company called Triton Productions organized the shoots, advertising them on adult sites on the Internet as "Sex in the Nightclub" scenes. For a fee, patrons could either watch the shoot or participate in "porn sex."

Wednesday night sex shoots allegedly took place in the club's VIP room and were then broadcast live on a screen at the bar.

But after undercover police secured a search warrant and returned to the club to make arrests the following Wednesday, the porn party was over and no such evidence existed.

According to a record pending with the court, no charges have yet been filed but police allege obscenity violations and a charge of distributing adult entertainment near a school.

Police continue to monitor the alleged porn club, but they have been unable to prove that the club was used as an adult entertainment venue.

The club's owner, Ronald Vantassell, told police that no such event had ever taken place on the premises of Club Ohm and that there had not been live sex acts in the VIP room. He claims that the porn shoot was all a "ruse" to attract customers.

"We did it for the shock value," Vantassell said. "I guess it was wrong."