Texas Kids Fed Pills in Forced 'Sex Shows'

Six adults charged, two convicted in case that shook small town

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 23, 2008 7:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – Four children, the youngest just 5 years old, were fed powerful painkillers they knew as "silly pills" and forced to perform sex shows for crowds in a small Texas town, AP reports. Locals had believed the site of the shows was just a swinger’s club. Six adults have been charged in the case, including a parent of children involved; two were convicted and another will be tried today. All three face life in prison.

Locals thought the now-abandoned building where the shows occurred was a swinger's club.
Locals thought the now-abandoned building where the shows occurred was a swinger's club.   (Shutterstock)
Children were fed silly pills and forced to perform sexually in front of crowds.
Children were fed "silly pills" and forced to perform sexually in front of crowds.   (Shutterstock)
This photo released by the Smith County Sheriff's Office shows Patrick Kelly, 41, who will stand trial in Tyler, Texas, for his alleged role in the sex show case.
This photo released by the Smith County Sheriff's Office shows Patrick Kelly, 41, who will stand trial in Tyler, Texas, for his alleged role in the "sex show" case.   (AP Photo)
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