Cops: Dad Lets His Teen Girl Dance, Do Drugs at Club

The Pink Pony was maybe a bad choice for father-daughter bonding
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2015 7:09 PM CDT
Cops: Dad Lets His Teen Girl Dance, Do Drugs at Club
Like this but allegedly with teen girls, cocaine, marijuana, and one of those teen's dads.   (Shutterstock)

A Florida man is facing a litany of charges after allegedly taking his 16-year-old daughter and her 17-year-old friend to a strip club and letting them drink, do drugs, and dance on stage, the Miami Herald reports. According to the Miami News Times, the Pink Pony Gentleman's Club was raided and shut down by police during "Tasteful Tuesday" this week. The Herald reports police were contacted by the friend's mother, who saw cellphone videos and photos from inside the club. Those images allegedly show the girls smoking marijuana and doing cocaine and at least one of them pole dancing with a stripper. The Herald says both girls were on stage at some point, though it's not clear whether they were clothed. The friend's mother described the videos as "disgusting" to CBS Miami.

Jose Arguelles, 59, has been charged with child neglect, supplying drugs to a child, and eight counts of sexual performance of a child to promote sex. His attorney says he gets the first two charges but doesn't quite see the last one. "Judge look, I know this is serious, but dancing on a stripper pole is not simulated sexual intercourse," he said, according to CBS. Police say Arguelles has taken the girls to the club multiple times and let them drink. They also say they've got video taken on Arguelles' boat that shows the bikini-clad girls dancing on a stripper pole. No matter how the case turns out, this will make for quite the how-I-spent-my-summer-vacation story back at school. (More weird crimes stories.)

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