An elderly man who was accused of pimping out drug-addicted prostitutes to residents at a New Jersey senior citizen complex has accepted a plea deal that will keep him out of jail.
James Parham, 75, and 66-year-old Cheryl Chaney were arrested back in May for running a brothel of sorts out of Parham’s fifth floor apartment at the Vincente K. Tibbs Senior Citizen Building in Englewood. Parham and Chaney would allegedly arrange young, crack-addicted prostitutes with residents of the complex, according to officials.
In order to stay out of jail, Parham pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining nuisance for purposes of engaging in lawful conduct Thursday. Parham is also banned from to returning to the building of his unsavory acts, cannot live in any building owned by Englewood Housing Authority and must over $1,500 in fines.
Parham’s partner in crime Chaney accepted a deal back in August.
“All in all, I think it was a fair plea. Hopefully he’s getting the help he needs,” said Englewood Detective Capt. Tim Torell.