75-year-old among those arrested in N.J. senior home prostitution bust

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They say it’s the world’s oldest profession … (Credit: The Mascot).

A prostitution and cocaine bust at an Englewood, N.J. senior home last month netted three arrests, among them a 75-year-old man, according to a report from The Record.

Authorities said a recent rise in crime that had residents of the Vincente K. Tibbs Senior Citizen Building living in fear spurred 24/7 police patrols of the complex.

Residents of the building, which is run by the Englewood Housing Authority and serves low-income residents aged 62 and older, were increasingly complaining about drunk and drug-addled strangers wandering the halls and passing out in lounge areas and claimed they were finding used condoms in the recreation room.

An undercover investigation allegedly revealed James Parham, 75, and his neighbor Cheryl Chaney, 66, were using cocaine and running a prostitution ring out of their fifth-floor apartments.

Police said Parham admitting to providing younger neighbors with prostitutes, the majority of them young women with crack cocaine addictions.

Parham and Chaney were arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug nuisance.

Chaney was further charged with possessing crack cocaine.

A third resident, Englewood school crossing guard Selma McDuffie, 54, was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia after police said they found a crack pipe.

McDuffie has reportedly been suspended from her job and threatened with arrest if she returns to the senior home.

Parham and Chaney are in the process of being evicted from the complex.

Parham is next due in court on Wednesday, while Chaney and McDuffie are scheduled to appear June 11.


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