An 85-year-old New York man was reportedly bound and robbed by two teenage girls he met on a dating website.
Paul Aronson is said to have visited the website www.seekingarrangment.com to find companionship.
Sources for the New York Daily News said the website encourages users to “Find Your Sugar Baby.”
Female members of the website have names like Diamond and Princess, and their supposed ages and locations are listed. There is also a section for those seeking “Sugar Daddies.”
Aronson found much more than a sugar baby when he arranged a meet with 17-year-old Shaina Foster, who brought her sister Shalaine along to dinner.
The girls were invited back to Aronson’s Manhattan townhouse, and after a few cocktails things took an unexpected turn.
The twins allegedly pulled out zip ties and bound Aronson to his coffee table. They then reportedly robbed him of the $470 in cash on his person, and stole his credit cards.
He remained there for 20 hours until a friend found him. Aronson then called the police.
Shaina and Shalaine reportedly went shopping for make-up after leaving Aronson tied-up, according to court papers.
Both girls were arrested and charged with kidnapping, robbery, burglary, grand larceny, and assault. This is not the first offense the girls have committed, and they were held without bail in Manhattan Criminal Court. Their case has been referred to a grand jury.
Shalaine’s lawyer, Brian Kennedy, said Aronson gave the girls raspberry-flavored Bacardi rum and that, “There is definitely more than meets the eye in this case.”
The girls were “lured in there with a promise of dinner, a promise of alcohol and I think there was an expectation of something more on the part of Mr. Aronson,” Kennedy said.
Kennedy also claims Aronson had been out with Shaina before the evening she brought Shalaine along and that she did so “because they were suspicious of why this 85-year-old man was inviting them into his home and giving them liquor.”
The twins’ brother made a strong statement outside the courtroom, reports The Daily News.
“The story sounds f----d up,” their brother Adam Torres said. “But it’s also an 85-year-old wealthy man who basically has these young girls like they’re in a candy store.”
“We know he bought them liquor and intoxicated them and took him back to the house,” Adam added.
The mother of Shaina and Shalaine denies all allegations against her daughters.
“These are 17-year-old girls ... college-bound, upstanding citizens,” said their mother Liza Torres.”They’re not sleazy girls at all, whatsoever. It’s going to ruin their lives forever.”
“I don’t know what to say other than this is horrible,” Liza said.
When contacted by a reporter from the New York Daily News, Aronson denied knowledge of the situation.
“I don’t know anything about that,” Aronson insisted. “I’m not talking to you.”
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