Home > News > Antiporn Petition Set Back in Missouri • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Antiporn Petition Set Back in Missouri

Antiporn Petition Set Back in Missouri
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality boost the paysite market?
Yes, it will soon
Yes, but in a few years
Out of 179 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
May 31, 2007 1:00 PM PDT    Text size: 
LIBERTY, Mo. — Clay County Prosecutor Dan White said he will rely on law enforcement authorities to investigate whether two local adult stores are violating Missouri law, in response to local antiporn activists' recently delivered petitions demanding a grand jury investigation of the stores.

The petitions, gathered during a petition drive organized by the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families, had been signed by 2,578 county residents and request that White seek grand jury investigations against Priscilla's adult stores, one in Gladstone, Mo., and one in Liberty, Mo.

The petition drive targeted adult stores in the greater Kansas City area in both Kansas and Missouri. Kansas law allows citizens to call for grand jury investigations. Missouri law does not.

Priscilla's stores sell adult videos, lingerie, greeting cards, magazines and novelty gifts. According to terms required by the city of Liberty, adult products can only make up 40 percent or less of the store's inventory.

White said that to be considered obscene by local community standards, the adult materials sold by such stores must meet the three-prong definition defined by the Supreme Court's 1973 Miller decision, which requires a jury to find that the material predominantly appeals to a prurient interest in sex; that the average person, applying contemporary community standards, finds the material or performance depicted or described sexual conduct in a patently offensive way; and that a reasonable person would find the material lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.

White said if Priscilla's has violated the law, the case could be turned over to a grand jury. If the grand jury issued an indictment, it would be up to a jury to determine if the stores were violating community standards. If found guilty of the misdemeanor, a store clerk who knowingly sold illegal material could face a fine of up to $1,000 and jail time, White said.

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 !


Cam Model Megan Kroft Dreams Big at Studio 20

Hey guys! Oh, I hate when I say that, all we cam girls say that, it’s beginning to sound so cliché. Hey! Hello! People from the industry, cam girls, cam boys, hello! I’m Megan Kroft.... More »

Rich Girls Offers Pro Cam Modeling Tips

The live camming industry offers endless opportunities to earn signficant sums of money and afford a luxurious lifestyle, but only with tireless efforts and non-stop perseverance. To be an elite cam model... More »

CBT Takes Testicular Play to the Next Level

CBT is an acronym often associated with cognitive behavioral therapy or computer-based training, but in the BDSM world CBT stands for none other than “cock and ball torture.” Those four little... 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 Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.


Latin America Adult Business Expo

Jul 10 - Jul 12
Cartagena, Colombia

ANME Founders Show

Jul 16 - Jul 18
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport


Aug 03 - Aug 06
Montreal, Quebec

XBIZ Berlin 2017

Sep 11 - Sep 14
Berlin, Germany
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!