Couple arrested in child abuse allegedly had in-home strip club
A murder investigation in Perris has led authorities to a house rife with apparent child abuse and neglect, where the lower level was converted into an “exotic strip club” and Ecstasy pills were easily within reach for all, according to court documents.
Sheriff’s deputies uncovered what authorities describe as a strip club and alleged abuse when they searched the house of Gregory and LaQuron Lacy in the 3000 block of Kalei Court following a homicide there in July.
The strip club was complete with a platform/dancing pole, alcohol and a private “Exotic Zone,” according to court documents provided by the Riverside County district attorney’s office.
Investigators found that seven adopted children, all under 11 years old, were living there and at least five ecstasy pills sitting on the kitchen counter, the documents said.According to the documents, the children told officers that LaQuron Lacy, 43, would hit them with “fists, belts, hangers and metal objects, which caused them traumatic injuries and scarring,” and that she “often refused to feed them and often locked them in their bedrooms.”
The children told officers of seeing late-night strip club parties that lasted until the early morning.
Four of the seven children “described being hit … with belts and a metal cane” by 60-year-old Gregory Lacy, and a 6-year-old child said he threatened them with a Taser, according to the documents.
A 7-year-old girl also told officers Gregory Lacy had recently sexually assaulted her on a bathroom floor, according to the documents, an act apparently witnessed by some of the other children.
Both Gregory and LaQuron Lacy were arrested Oct. 10 and have been charged with multiple counts of child abuse. A spokesman for the district attorney’s office said they would likely be arraigned later this month.
Authorities searched the home in connection with the July 22 homicide of 46-year-old Calvin Lynch of Moreno Valley, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.
-- Ari Bloomekatz
Photo: Gregory Lacy and LaQuron Lacy. Credit: KTLA