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Senior prostitution ring broken up in NJ housing complex

Police have arrested a pair of elderly residents suspected of using cocaine and running a prostitution ring out of the Vincente K. Tibbs Senior Citizen Building in Englewood, New Jersey.

Officers were told of the illegal activity during a senior safety seminar they gave in March.  Residents of the facility reported seeing drunks, vagrants and drug addicts regularly wandering in and out.


Police arrested James Parham, 75, and Cheryl Chaney, 66, in connection with a drug and prostitution ring being run out of a New Jersey senior citizen home.

“Essentially, they were prisoners in their own building,” Chief Arthur O’Keefe of the Englewood police told the New Jersey Record. “I wasn’t going to allow that to continue.”  Police arrested James Parham and Cheryl Chaney in late April on charges of possession drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug nuisance.  Parham reportedly admitted to fostering the drug addictions of several young prostitutes, who he then set up with some of the younger residents of the senior building.


Vincente K. Tibbs Senior Citizen Building. (Photo/Google Maps)

The Englewood Housing Authority claims neither Parham nor Chaney had a criminal record when they moved in; both are now being evicted from the fifth floor of the building.  The building has 152 units and is designed for disabled and low-income residents over 62.


7 Comments to “Senior prostitution ring broken up in NJ housing complex”

    John said:
    May 15, 2013 at 12:37 AM

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    Joey Bagadonuts said:
    May 15, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    I wonder if they gave AARP discounts?………..What about early bird specials?

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    May 15, 2013 at 2:10 AM

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