Elkhorn man admits to sending prostitutes to neighbor's home

Published: May. 11, 2017 at 4:11 PM CDT
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An Elkhorn man is facing felony charges after Douglas County investigators learned he had been sending prostitutes to his neighbor’s home for several years.

The family, with two small children, contacted investigators after they said escorts and prostitutes were regularly exposing themselves on the family's front porch. The family said it began in May of 2013. They told investigators that these incidents would occur as many as 25 to 30 times per year.

“The previous owners had a little bit of the same problem," a neighbor told WOWT 6 News.

According to the family, many of the women became upset because they expected to be paid by someone in the residence. The family said they feared for their safety. Some of the individuals kicked at their door. According to police reports, one individual urinated on their property. Court documents, filed Monday, allege some of the women stripped naked on the family's porch.

Deputies conducted surveillance in March and witnessed two women expose their breasts on the lighted porch - another woman stripped completely naked.

Deputies interviewed the women and discovered a number that traced back to Douglas Goldsberry. Investigators said Goldsberry admitted he was soliciting the prostitutes through a website. He told deputies he would discuss sexual acts for money and promise additional money if the girls would strip on the porch.

Goldsberry, who lives in the same Elkhorn neighborhood as the family, would watch from a window and sometimes take photographs of the women.

“It’s hard to be surprised anymore sometimes with what people do," said Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine. “This one’s a little bit surprising.”

Goldsberry admitted he would regularly meet escorts at hotel rooms. He’s facing charges of one count pandering, one count soliciting prostitution and 10 counts of disturbing the peace.