Friday, February 06, 2004
Update on Texas Sex Toys Trial
In a move sure to provoke a slew of double entendre headlines, the judge in the trial of a Texas sex toys saleswoman has imposed a gag order. Until February 12, folks directly involved in the proceedings are not permitted to discuss the facts of the case outside of court. We are under no such restraint, for the time being.
The loyal Vice Squad reader will recall that the case stems from charges filed against the notorious, dangerous (alleged) criminal, a married mother of three teenagers who was nabbed openly selling sex toys to adult women! The Dallas Star-Telegram article linked above reports that the defendant "is charged with selling two sexual devices, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. [She] is a distributor for Passion Parties, which sells the products to women 18 and older at gatherings similar to Tupperware parties." Her lawyer is bringing a case in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the Texas statute.