(Amy Alonzo | Mason Valley News) – A Reno attorney is trying to obtain access to women’s applications to work in Lyon County brothels, forms that include Social Security numbers, criminal history, past addresses and emergency contacts.
Attorney Jason Guinasso, in court documents, said the information request is “relevant to an investigation underway by my office.”
Lyon County has thus far denied Guinasso’s requests, claiming the information is not part of the public record. . . .
Lyon County District Attorney Steve Rye said the county is following legislation that recommends keeping the records private. “When somebody comes in and applies for a work card, do they automatically assume all that information is public?”
“Lyon County has it right,” said Mark Wray, attorney for the Lyon County brothels. “Merely because information appears in a record that is public doesn’t mean that all the information in the document belongs in the public realm. There’s no public interest in knowing the name and address of someone who works as a prostitute.”