Home > News > Ind. Judge Orders 231 Adult Plaza Closed • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Ind. Judge Orders 231 Adult Plaza Closed

Ind. Judge Orders 231 Adult Plaza Closed
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality boost the paysite market?
Yes, it will soon
Yes, but in a few years
Out of 150 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Jan 5, 2009 4:00 PM PST    Text size: 
ROCKPORT, Ind. — A judge has ordered an adult bookstore in southern Indiana to close its doors until it pays more than $360,000 in fines and attorney and witness fees.

The order came after Spencer Circuit Judge Wayne A. Roell found 231 Adult Plaza in contempt of court for violating a permanent injunction, the Evansville Courier & Press reported Thursday.

Roell had previously upheld a county ordinance that said sexually themed businesses must be located at least 1,000 feet away from homes, churches or schools and also regulated the amount of sexually themed merchandise in such stores — and found 231 Adult Plaza in violation of that ordinance.

The owners appealed the ruling, saying the ordinance violated their First Amendment rights. The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld that ruling in December 2007, and the state Supreme Court declined to hear the case.

"The defendants have shown a pattern of bad behavior since the time they first began doing business in Spencer County," Roell said in his recent ruling.

Spencer County officials adopted the ordinance about the same time the business opened, in November 2005, at the site of a former truck stop about 35 miles east of Evansville, Ind.

The new ruling says the store must cease all business operations in its main building without relocating for one year, and must pay $362,467.59 in fines and attorney and witness fees. He also ordered 231 Adult Plaza not to resume any activities halted by the court until all the fines and fees have been paid in full.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Pleasure Product Manufacturers Talk Global Strategies for Success

From branding to shipping, companies with international reach talk to XBIZ about how to appeal to consumers worldwide. At LELO, trade marketing manager Zabrina Law says there is not a lot of variation... More »

E.U. Sex Toy Brands Bolster U.S. Market With Innovation

Europeans are living the American dream. Five weeks of paid vacation, government-funded medicine and education, and a healthier approach to sexual wellness are commonplace for our cousins across the ocean.... More »

2016 Focus on Europe: Ad Networks

If there’s one thing that every internet-based business needs, it’s traffic — that flow of visitors that drives ecommerce, education, social interaction and more. Today, that traffic... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.



Nov 04 - Nov 06
Edison, New Jersey

2016 Inked Awards

Nov 05 - Nov 05
Edison, New Jersey

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!