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Threesome Ends With Male Escorts Fighting Over Who's Highest Paid

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By Daniel Taylor, Esq. on December 04, 2014 10:30 AM

A South Carolina threesome came to blows over the weekend when two of the three men involved began arguing over which was the higher paid escort.

Police say that 33-year-old Michael Gordon was spending the evening with 18-year-old escort Austin Adams at a Spartanburg gay club when the two met Douglas Tench, who was in town from Charlotte. The three men decided to retire to the hot tub on the back deck of a house where Gordon dog-sitting, reports the New York Daily News.

The good times were short-lived, however.

Argument Over Who Made More for Escort Services

Police say the three men were "enjoying each other's company" in the hot tub, kissing and "touching each other." However, an argument soon erupted between Adams and Tench over who was the better-paid escort. When Tench said he made more than Adams, Adams allegedly began punching and kicking Tench, who was able to run to a nearby house to call police.

Although Adams claimed at first that Tench had threatened him with a knife, after he was unable to describe the knife and police were unable to locate a knife at the home, he allegedly told police to arrest him and "get it done with." Adams was arrested and charged with simple assault. Tench and Gordon were both cited for providing alcohol to a minor. Despite the origin of the conflict, neither Adams nor Tench was charged with prostitution.

Simple Assault

Under South Carolina law, assault is charged in three different degrees. Third-degree assault, also known as simple assault, occurs when a person "unlawfully injures another person, or offers or attempts to injure another person with the present ability to do so."

Third-degree assault is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up $500 and as much as 30 days in jail. Tench and Gordon both face a fine of up to $300 and a maximum of 30 days in jail if convicted of providing alcohol to the underage Adams.

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