Hof denies sex assault allegations
LAS VEGAS — The Latest on a sexual assault investigation into a Nevada pimp (all times local):
A Nevada pimp and state Assembly candidate says he’s cooperating with a state sexual assault investigation and denies any wrongdoing.
Dennis Hof’s campaign released a statement Wednesday in response to the Nevada Department of Public Safety confirming it was investigating sex assault allegations against Hof.
Hof’s campaign says he doesn’t know exactly what the allegations are but “completely and totally denies that any such incident occurred,” and that the allegations are politically motivated.
The Department of Public Safety has not released any details about its investigation.
Hof has been accused on at least three occasions of sexual assault but it’s unclear if the state probe is related to those allegations.
Nevada authorities are investigating sexual assault allegations against a flamboyant legal pimp who is running for the state Legislature.
The Nevada Department of Public Safety confirmed the investigation into Dennis Hof Wednesday. The department said in a statement that the investigation was based on a request by a sheriff in northern Nevada’s Carson City, where Hof owns several legal brothels.
Hof has been accused of sexual assault on at least three occasions since 2005 at his rural Nevada brothels. He has denied the allegations and said they are fabricated political attacks.
Hof did not immediately respond to a voicemail or email Wednesday seeking a response to the allegations but said in a text message to the Associated Press, “You wonder who they hired this time.”
The investigation was first reported by The Nevada Independent Tuesday night.