Bail set at $100,000 for man accused of paying prostitutes to strip on neighbor’s porch

Bail set at $100,000 for man accused of paying prostitutes to strip on neighbor’s porch
Douglas Goldsberry Image via Omaha World-Herald)

A judge set bail Friday for an Elkhorn man accused of hiring prostitutes to bare their breasts and strip on his neighbor’s porch while he watched from his house across the street.

Douglas Goldsberry, 45, remained in jail Friday. He would have to pay 10 percent of $100,000 bail to be released.

Goldsberry’s attorney, Nathan Lab, said his client is a lifelong Omahan who has been a chef in town for about 10 years. When his wife filed for divorce on Wednesday, she stated in a court document that Goldsberry has had a number of jobs as an executive chef in the Omaha area.


Goldsberry was arrested Wednesday by Douglas County sheriff’s deputies. Prosecutor Eric Fabian said Goldsberry had fled from his house and was found at an Omaha hotel with a suicide note and a power cord tied into a noose. Goldsberry’s wife said in the divorce filing that she had not heard from him since May 3.

Authorities said that since May 2013, Goldsberry had paid women to strip at his neighbor’s house near 185th and Indiana Streets. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said he told a deputy that he masturbated from inside his home while watching the stripteases.

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