Monday, August 17, 2015

Joint custody dad gives teen daughter cocaine, takes her to strip club (Doral, Florida)

Given that this is in Florida, one of the worst states in the US for women and children, nothing will change. After the press coverage blows over, dad JOSE MANUEL ARGUELLES will have the same rights as before. That is if he doesn't manage to get full custody by arguing that the mother was "alienating" him from his daughter or "interfering" with his custody time.

Florida dad arrested for 'taking daughter, 16, to Pink Pony strip club, giving her cocaine and allowing her to pole dance'
Jose Manuel Arguelles, 59, charged with child neglect, giving drugs to child and eight counts of sexual performance by a child
Accused of repeatedly taking his daughter and her friend, ages 16 and 17, to Doral, Florida, gentlemen's club
Mother of the 17-year-old friend went to police after finding videos on daughter's phone showing her pole dancing
Pink Pony was shut down by code enforcers after Tuesday night's raid 

By Snejana Farberov Published: 11:23 EST, 13 August 2015 | Updated: 13:45 EST, 13 August 2015

A Florida dad may have taken father-daughter bonding a step too far when police say he invited the 16-year-old girl to a strip club and gave her alcohol and cocaine.

Jose Manuel Arguelles, 59, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with child neglect, delivering a controlled substance to a child and eight counts of sexual performance by a child.

The criminal investigation also led to a temporary closure of the Pink Pony Gentlemen’s Club in Doral following a police raid.

Arguelles is accused of taking his daughter and her 17-year-old friend to the Pink Pony on multiple occasions.

During these outings, according to a police report, the teens were allowed to dance on stripper poles, drink alcohol, snort cocaine and smoke marijuana.

The mother of the 17-year-old girl, who allegedly accompanied Arguelles and his daughter to the club, said she went to the police after discovering videos and pictures on the teen's phone showing her dancing on stage in the adult club, according to CBS Miami.

Mr Arguelles, a self-described club promoter, shares custody of his 16-year-old daughter with his ex-wife.

When questioned by police, Arguelles admitted to bringing his daughter and her friend to the Doral strip joint and allowing them to consume alcohol, according to the report.

The teenagers told detectives that Arguelles has taken them to the Pink Pony several times since March, when his daughter turned 16, reported Miami Herald. The girl also reportedly confessed to doing drugs and drinking inside the club.

In the wake of the raid on the Pink Pony, the owners have a week to bring their case before a magistrate to reopen the club.

Arguelles’ attorney, Chris Mancini, argued during a bond hearing Wednesday that his client was being overcharged. He insisted that allowing a teen to dance on a stripper pole does not rise to the level of promoting sexual performance by a child.

NBC6 reported that Arguelles has been ordered held on $45,000 bond and barred from having any contact with his daughter or her friend.