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Group Sex Dispute Ends With Handcuffs

Trouble began, cops say, with talk of a foursome

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Threesome Foursome

FEBRUARY 17--A dispute over whether a planned threesome would expand to a foursome resulted in a series of arrests early Sunday at a New York State casino, according to court records.

Police say that a married Massachusetts couple arranged to have a threesome with an upstate New York woman they met at the Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady. 

But the ménage a trois plan came apart when the women began bickering inside Duke’s Chophouse, a restaurant just off the casino’s gaming floor. The quarrel, cops say, occurred when one of the three suspects suggested adding a fourth party to their planned sexual encounter.

A police spokesperson did not know who floated the foursome or whether the proposed additional party was male or female.

The dispute turned physical when Judy Maxwell, 21, allegedly threw a drinking glass while arguing with Elizabeth Araiza, 49.

When cops arrived to break up the melee, Araiza struggled with officers and refused to get up from the floor after being handcuffed. When Araiza was subsequently brought to her feet, her husband, Dmitri Houff, 62, allegedly stood in the way of officers “as they were attempting to escort his wife...out of the casino.”

Araiza and Maxwell, a Troy resident, were charged with disorderly conduct. Araiza and Houff (seen above) were charged with obstruction of governmental administration.

The $330 million Rivers Casino and Resort opened on February 8. Along with a 165-room hotel, the development--which is along the Mohawk River--features 1142 slot machines on its 50,000-square-foot gaming floor. (1 page)