A Paris sex shop owner has been found guilty in court of selling porn within 200 yards of a school.
The controversial Love Shop prosecution resulted from complaints by two nutter groups. The National Confederation of Catholic Family Associations (CNAFC) and the CLER Love and Family Association complained that shop manager Nicolas Busnel
was pushing porn.
Busnel said he sold dildos and vibrators but said that they shouldn't be considered porn. He maintained that limiting sex toy shops to areas outside of 200 yards of educational institutions would mean the only places they could be sold would be
cemeteries, parks and on train tracks.
But the court disagreed and found Busnel had violated porn laws because his central Paris shop was only 100 yards from a local elementary school.
The good news for the shop owner was that the court only ordered him to pay 1 euro in damages to the associations as a symbolic sign. However even the nominal judgement may put an end to the business lest they get prosecuted again.