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Sheriff: Darlington brothel shut down for 3rd time; 2 charged

Victor Balin (Source: Darlington County Sheriff's Office) Victor Balin (Source: Darlington County Sheriff's Office)
Krystal M. Huggins (Source: Darlington County Sheriff's Office) Krystal M. Huggins (Source: Darlington County Sheriff's Office)
Darlington, SC -

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) - Two people are facing charges after Darlington County deputies shut down a brothel at a video store for the third time in a little more than a year.

Krystal M. Huggins, 23, of Sumter, is charged with prostitution. Victor Balin, 34, of Darlington, is charged with operating the brothel at Foxy Video, 1629 S. Main St. in Darlington. The two were arrested at the store Thursday night.

The Darlington County Sheriff's Office says this is the second offense for Balin and the third time the store has been raided in the past 15 months.

"We will continue these operations and will not let up. The people of Darlington County do not want this kind of business in their community," said Sheriff Wayne Byrd. "The message is simple: find a lawful way of making a living, or leave."

Balin and Huggins are in the Darlington County Detention Center awaiting bond.

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