Leroy Lockett, 59, pleaded not guilty at his March arraignment in Dorchester District Court to a charge of deriving support from prostitution, which is punishable by up to five years in state prison, prosecutors said. Lockett was ordered held on $2,500 bail. He is slated to return to court today for a pre-trial conference.
Lockett was arrested by Boston police after an investigation found that he was allegedly pimping as many as four women out of his apartment on Adams Street. Lockett set the rates at which the women were paid, took half of what the women were paid, and charged each john an additional $30 for the room, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office said.
A.B. Regardless of what you may think of prostitution, props to this old guy for getting into the game so late. How many 59 year-olds can say they put down “pimp” when they fill out their income tax forms.
All kidding aside, four women is not exactly what I would call a “prostitution ring,”—small business maybe, but certainly not a ring. To earn that you would at least have to have 20-30 girls working for you minimum. How do we know these girls weren’t his roommates and just trying to earn some extra cash to pay him back for the cable bill? I can’t tell you how many of my girl friends I’ve pawned off on some weirdo guys, does that make me a pimp too? No. Horrible friend? Yes. But you won’t be seeing me carrying around a cane and wearing a fake mink coat anytime soon.