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 Backpage.com and sometimes giving them drugs.
A nuisance abatement hearing to determine what will happen to the house is scheduled for Sept. 27. The city has a temporary restraining order barring people from returning there.
Warren is in northeast Ohio.