Elkhorn man accused of having prostitutes strip on neighbor’s porch pleads no contest to pandering

Elkhorn man accused of having prostitutes strip on neighbor’s porch pleads no contest to pandering

The Elkhorn man accused of having prostitutes strip on his neighbor’s front porch over a three-year period pleaded no contest Tuesday to pandering.

Douglas Goldsberry, 45, faces up to four years in prison when he is sentenced in November.

In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped a second charge of soliciting prostitution. He will not have to register on the Nebraska sex offender registry.

However, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said authorities are continuing to investigate what was found when officials executed a search warrant at his house.

Authorities said Goldsberry hired prostitutes to bare their breasts and strip on his neighbor’s porch while he watched from his house across the street and masturbated.

Deputy Douglas County Attorney Chad Brown said text messages revealed that Goldsberry requested sexual services nine times within three weeks in March, when Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies were conducting surveillance. Brown said, however, that the harassment had been going on for about three years — usually late at night and early in the morning.

The women and their pimps sometimes would pound on the neighbor’s door or look into the windows to demand payment for the services, Brown said.

The family that lives at the home — a couple in their 30s with two small children — filed a protection order against Goldsberry. They declined to comment Tuesday.

Kleine cited the ongoing investigation and said Goldsberry could face other charges.

“Obviously this was a bizarre case in so many ways,” Kleine said. “You can’t help but feel for those poor folks that live in that house. … I’m sure they’re very relieved the situation is coming to an end.”

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