SOUTH GLENS FALLS -- A boy’s 16th birthday party that police were told involved “strippers” giving lap dances to teenagers resulted in a police and child protective services investigation.
The Nov. 3 party was held in a private room at Spare Time bowling center in South Glens Falls.
A number of people representing themselves as parents of boys who attended have contacted The Post-Star to express concern about the gathering because their children indicated there were strippers present and that the boy for whom the party was held was given at least one “lap dance” and spanked by one of the G-string-clad women.
South Glens Police were contacted about the party and looked into it, and determined no laws were broken and no criminal charges were planned, South Glens Falls Police Patrolman Phil Lindsey said.
He said Saratoga County Child Protective Services also received a complaint independent of the concerns raised to South Glens Falls Police, and they did not find any reason to bring a child neglect case, he said.
Lindsey said police determined someone arranged to have women in bikini bathing suits enter the party and sing to the guest of honor.
“They weren’t strippers, there were ‘bikini grams’ and they came in and sang ‘Happy Birthday,’” Lindsey said. “We looked into it and there was nothing (criminal charges).”
Exposing children under the age of 17 to sexual situations or sexual contact could result in criminal charges.
A person who said she was the mother of a 15-year-old boy who attended the party said there were pictures posted on Facebook of the “strippers,” though she did not provide any of them to The Post-Star.
“The whole event is appalling,” she wrote in an email.
The mother of the birthday boy, whose family is not being identified because no charges were filed, said “No charges are filed because there were no ‘strippers’ there,” she said. “This is all someone who has a personal vengeance against us and is trying to hurt us and our children. We have four sons who are active in sports, school, student council and helping the community.”
A call to Spare Time was not returned Monday.