Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Texan Sex Toy Seller Beats the Rap
Yes, the Passion Parties perpetrator got to walk when some liberal county prosecutor didn't have the guts to go to the mat with the perversion purveyor. Here's the CNN.com story, sent our way by a loyal Vice Squad reader and blogger. The end of the article provides an interesting nugget about the relevant statute: "Texas law allows for the sale of sexual toys as long as they are billed as novelties. But when a person markets the items in a direct manner that shows how they are used in sex, it is considered criminal obscenity." (Or to quote our blogger/informant, "Apparently, 'sex as joke' is OK in Texas. But anything else is a crime.")
Vice Squad has been following this attempt to rein in the forces of evil, most recently, here.