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Parents of seven adopted children arrested on suspicion of felony corporal punishment, molestation and strip club parties


PERRIS - A Perris man suspected of running a strip club at his home -- where seven adopted children also live and where an unsolved gunshot death occurred --- remained jailed today.

One small child was also allegedly molested in the home, and all seven children have been removed by county caseworkers.

Jail records show Gregory Bernard Lacy, 60, was held in a $1 million bail following his arrest Wednesday night at a house on a cul de sac in the pricey May Ranch subdivision in Perris. Lacy was booked on suspicion of felony corporal punishment on a child and a count of sexual molestation, the records cite.

Lacy's wife, LaQuron Deanise McLean Lacy, 43, was also arrested in connection with the case, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise, but online jail records did not show today if she was still behind bars.

The newspaper reported that Lacy's home was also the location of a July 22 fatal shooting. No arrests have been made in the slaying of Moreno Valley resident Calvin Lynch, 46, who was gunned down in the front yard of Lacy's residence, the story read.

The children told sheriff's investigators and members of child protective services that strip club parties were held in their presence "from late at night into the early morning," the P.E. reported. The lower level of Lacy's home was allegedly converted into what the story described as an "erotic zone," complete with a platform and stripper's pole.

At least four of the children described being hit by a suspect identified as "dad" with belts and a metal cane, which left the children with injuries and scars.

All the children reportedly told investigators that "mom" beat them with fists, belts, hangers and metal objects, the story read. A six-year-old was reportedly sexually molested in an upstairs bathroom, the newspaper reported.

2012 Oct 13