From The Sound Live:
A senior citizen was taken into custody in Englewood,NJ for allegedly being the leader of a prostitution ring at a senior living complex. Stop laughing. Apparently, 75 Year Old, James Parham, did everything from put the elderly ‘tutes’ on payroll to allow visitors to smoke crack outside of the building. CRAZY. We can’t make this stuff up.
From NBC New York:
Both are charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a nuisance, and Chaney is also charged with possession of crack cocaine.
In Parham’s case, the nuisance charge relates to allowing prostitution in his apartment and in Chaney’s case, it relates to allowing drug use in hers.
Englewood Police Chief Arthur O’Keefe told NBC 4 New York on Tuesday that Parham ran the prostitution ring through his apartments, and employed a mix of young women and older residents.
None of the alleged prostitutes were arrested.
O’Keefe says there was also s-x and drug use going on in common areas of the complex, and that some seniors were afraid to venture into certain areas because they were afraid for their lives.
Richard Allaway, a resident, says he and others were aware of “a lot of nonsense going on.”
A lack of security in the building is believed to have contributed to the problem.