84-year-old Paul Aronson from New York bit off a little more than he could chew when he “employed the services” of twin sisters Shaina and Shalaine Foster who he met on a “sugar baby” dating website called SeekingArrangement.com.
After Aronson contacted the 17-year-old sisters via the website, he arranged to meet with them and took them out to dinner at an expensive restaurant in Manhattan. After the meal, the would-be sugar daddy invited the sisters back to his house for a drink.
Having purchased a bottle of raspberry-flavored rum from a liquor store on the way home, Aronson thought his lifetime fantasy had come true as he entered his four story townhouse with the twin sisters.
But at one point, the girls allegedly decided to turn on their host, tying him to a coffee table with zip ties, stealing just under $500 in cash and going on a spending spree with his credit cards as he remained tied to his table for over 20 hours.
The New York Times reports that on Wednesday the sisters pleaded not guilty to the charges against them in the State Supreme Court in Manhattan. The charges included kidnapping, burglary, larceny and related crimes.
The girls were ordered to return to jail without bail by Justice Michael J. Obus, and they both now face a minimum of 15 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge.
Having been tied down, Aronson, who is partially sighted, collapsed onto the floor and was only able to get up with the help of a neighbor who came to his aid.
For her part, according to the court documents, Shaina Foster told detectives that she didn’t understand why Aronson even reported the crime,
“He asked to do things I wasn’t going to do,” she told Detective Darryl Ng at the 17th Precinct after the girls were arrested on Oct. 21, “He is ugly, old and disgusting. I tied him up. I took his money and left. He was starting to creep me out,” she said.
Before they tied him up and robbed him, Aronson gave the girls a tour of his townhouse and let them play with his Yorkshire terrier, Muffins, according to Shalaine’s lawyer, Brian Kennedy.
Following the tour, Kennedy said, Aronson then asked the girls about their sex lives, “Both girls were taken aback by that, This was an older man who was trolling these websites,” he said. “He was trolling for young girls.”