California couple ran a strip club in home, abused seven adopted kids
Perris, CA, United States (4E) – A California couple was taken in custody for alleged child abuse when their seven adoptive kids told police investigating a murder that their parents beat and molested them in a home that also functions as a strip club.
It all started in July when the body of Calvin Lynch, 46, was found outside the Perris home of the 60-year-old Gregory Bernard Lacy and his 43-year-old wife, LaQuron McLean Lacy.
Detectives who came to the house this month to investigate the unsolved homicide discovered seven adopted children, all younger than 11 years old, who revealed incidents of sexual abuse and maltreatment.
The children informed police that LaQuron Lacy hit all of them with hangers, sticks, belts or other metal objects, and often locked them in their bedrooms without food. A stun gun was also used to threaten them.
Four of the kids claimed that Gregory Lacy also beat them.
A 7-year-old girl said he also sexually abused her on a bathroom floor, which was confirmed by several of the children who saw it happen.
Police added that the children live in a home that operates as an illegal strip club called “Exotic Zone” that features a service bar, a platform, a dancing pole and a private room.
The children told investigators that their parents organized rowdy parties that lasted until dawn.
Police also found five ecstasy pills spread on a kitchen counter within easy reach of the seven children.
The adoptive parents, who are still being called ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ by the children, are scheduled for arraignment later this month on multiple counts of child abuse. Gregory Lacy is being held on $1 million bail, and his wife is being held on $50,000.
Meanwhile, the homicide remains unsolved.