9:30 Club owner Seth Hurwitz pleads guilty to sexual solicitation

Seth Hurwitz, the co-owner of popular D.C. concert venues 9:30 Club and The Anthem, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County District Court on Thursday to one count of solicitation, according to reports.

In exchange for his guilty plea, Hurwitz received a one-year suspended jail sentence and three years of supervised probation, according to reports.

Hurwitz, 61, was arrested and charged Aug. 21 with solicitation of prostitution stemming from a series of interactions with a massage therapist in Montgomery County, according to police. Police said they listened in on a call between Hurwitz and the massage therapist where he allegedly agreed to pay money in exchange for sexual acts.

The massage therapist said during a hearing on Thursday the incident was “very degrading” and “very demeaning,” according to The Washington Post. “I am not a sex worker.”

“I’m sorry that I hurt her, if I did. I’m sorry if I hurt my family,” Hurwitz said, according to the Post. “If the goal…

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