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Texan Sex Toy Seller Busted

by Alethea (writer), Los Angeles, October 04, 2006

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In El Paso Texas, an adult bookstore clerk was arrested after showing two undercover cops an "obscene item" (a penis shaped device) that he stated would "arouse" and "gratify" the undercover female.

In El Paso Texas, an adult bookstore clerk was arrested after showing two undercover cops an "obscene item" (a penis shaped device) that he stated would "arouse" and "gratify" the undercover female.

Currently, Texas legislation holds that selling or promoting any obscene device ("a device including a dildo or artificial vagina, designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs.") is illegal. Specifically, promotion is when someone "possesses with intent to wholesale promote any obscene material or obscene device. A person who possesses six or more obscene devices ... is presumed to possess them with intent to promote the same."

Promoting these items carries a higher penalty and thus, if one would go about selling these items, they would have to be labeled as educational or pure novelty. As soon as pleasure enters the picture, it becomes obscene.

There have been other cases similar to this as well. A former teacher and Chamber of Commerce member was faced with criminal charges for selling “marital aids”. Georgia and Mississippi also have upheld obscenity laws such as these.

The El Paso case was sent up to the Supreme Court, but as of Monday they refused to determine whether or not this ban was unconstitutional.



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1 comments on Texan Sex Toy Seller Busted

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By J. Hoods on October 06, 2006 at 10:59 am
hhmm, I had no clue such laws were in play, well, anywhere. I'm more amazed that they went through the effort of having someone going undercover to catch this guy. I guess it was a slow day?
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