A judge sentenced a Nebraska man to four years behind bars after he was found guilty of sending prostitutes to his neighbor’s door multiple times over three years and watching them strip.
The Omaha World-Herald reports Douglas Goldsberry, 45, of Elkhorn, received his sentence Friday in Douglas County District Court after he pleaded no contest to a charge of pandering.
Goldsberry hired prostitutes to strip naked in front of his neighbor’s house while he looked on from his house, authorities say.
“He derived pleasure out of how far he could control these women to see how far he could get them to go,” said Deputy Douglas County Attorney Chad Brown, who prosecuted the case.
The neighbors, a family with two young children, reported that the scantily-clad women showed up to their doorstep up to 75 times since 2013.
The family claimed the women kicked the door, yelling that they wanted payment while exposing themselves, WGN reported.
“I have concerns for the safety of women, taxpayers and everyone else in Douglas County,” Brown said, asking Judge Marlon Polk for the maximum sentence. “The state’s concern is fueled by his deviant, narcissistic appetite for his sexual desires.”
Goldsberry’s attorney, Nathan Lab, asked that his client be released on probation to get treatment.
“The best thing for Doug is to get treatment,” Lab said. “He put (the couple) through hell, there’s no denying that.”
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office searched Goldsberry’s electronic devices and allegedly found child pornography on his hard drive.
He had been indicted in federal court on one count of child pornography possession. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.