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PERRIS: Parents with home ‘strip club’ charged with child abuse



The lower level of a Perris house, where a 46-year-old man was shot dead in July, had been converted into an “Exotic Zone” complete with a platform and pole for strip club parties, court records show.

Now the couple that lived at the house, Gregory Bernard Lacy, 60, and LaQuron D. McLean Lacy, 43, have been arrested on suspicion of abusing their children, court records show. They were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on Oct. 10, jail records show.

Riverside County sheriff’s officials investigating the July 22 killing of Calvin Lynch, of Moreno Valley, found the strip-club setup, along with ecstasy pills on the kitchen counter, court records show. They also learned that the Lacys’ seven adopted children, all of whom were under the age of 11, were living in the house.

The children told sheriff’s officials and child protective services that there had been strip club parties in their presence from late at night into the early morning.

A least four of the children described being hit by “Dad” with belts and a metal cane and the blows left them with injuries and scarring, according to an investigator’s statement in support of an arrest warrant.

A 6-year-old child said Gregory Lacy had threatened them with a Taser, court records show.

One young girl told authorities that Gregory Lacy had recently molested her on a bathroom floor and some of the children said they had witnessed it, court records show.

All seven children described being hit by “Mom” with fists, belts, hangers and metal objects, court records say. They said LaQuron Lacy often refused to feed them and locked them in their bedrooms, the investigator wrote.

Gregory Lacy is charged with lewd acts on a child under 10 and one felony child abuse count, court records show. His bail was set at $1 million.

Laquron Lacy is charged with two felony child abuse counts and bail is set at $50,000, court records show.

The Lacys were in court in Riverside Friday, Oct. 12, but their arraignments were rescheduled for later this month.

Homicide investigators have disclosed few details about the July shooting, which took place about 3 a.m. in the front yard of the Lacys’ two-story home on a cul-de-sac of newer homes in the May Ranch subdivision off the Ramona Expressway. Sheriff’s officials in July described Lynch as an acquaintance of someone who lived at the home but declined to disclose a possible motive and made no mention of strip club parties.

Homicide Sgt. Jeff Buompensiero said Friday that no arrests have been made in the killing.

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