Bonnie bums out over pub sex act

EXOTIC dancer Bonnie pleaded her innocence yesterday after Rockhampton police claimed she had performed an illegal sex act on a hotel bar.

The 22-year-old performer lost her job at the Commonwealth Hotel after undercover police raided the premises and fined the hotel $1500 for supplying adult entertainment with- out a permit.

But Bonnie, whose last name could not be given, said she did nothing wrong.

"A lot of the rules are pretty borderline,'' she said yesterday.

"But I always make sure I do everything in a completely professional manner.''

Police Inspector Graham Coleman said Rockhampton police and a Liquor Licensing Division investigator entered the premises and located a female on the bar, performing a sexually explicit act.

He said the dancer was unlawfully touching herself but would not go into detail.

"The licensee was prosecuted by way of a ticket,'' Inspector Coleman said.

"And the person involved was not charged.''

The undercover raid during Operation Fang last week not only cost the bar a big fine, it also cost Bonnie her job there.

She had worked at the Commonwealth Hotel every Thursday and Friday for about seven months.

"I pretty much have no income now,'' she said. "I'm only working about one hour a week at another place.''

During Operation Fang, which targeted all liquor licensing Acts, the police covered 26 licensed premises.

They issued 10 warnings and two fines to hotels in Rockhampton.

"The operation covered things like serving alcohol to minors and failure to give appropriate signage,'' Inspector Coleman said.

He said police would target liquor licensing offences more in the months to come.

"We do these checks regularly,'' he said.



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