Man accused of running brothel out of Ohio home

WARREN, OH (WKBN) – Bond was set at $100,000 for a man accused of running a brothel out of a Warren house. 

A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of 62-year-old Daniel Blasco, who is facing a felony promoting prostitution charge.

He was arrested Monday after a lengthy investigation by the Warren Police Department. In January, a woman reported being held against her will and forced into prostitution at the Kenilworth Avenue home.

Detectives said Blasco had a stripper pole inside the house and was pimping women out on sites like, sometimes giving them drugs.

According to court documents, a woman said Blasco physically assaulted her several times, including once when he burned her face with a cigarette.

That woman said she had been locked in a bedroom but managed to escape by climbing out of a second story window.

Another woman told investigators that Blasco “gets his girls high on heroin,” saying he shot her up with the drug before sending her downstairs to a customer for sex, the documents say.

Monday morning, Blasco was taken into custody during a traffic stop.

A nuisance abatement hearing to determine what will happen to the house is scheduled for September 27. The city currently has a temporary restraining order barring people from returning there. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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