The manager of a French shop selling sex toys has gone on trial to determine whether he is breaking the country's pornography
laws by selling his products within 200m of a school.
The manager of the Love Shop, Nicolas Busnel, is facing the action after two nutter Christian groups filed complaints that his shop is within 90m of an elementary school.
The two plaintiffs, the National Confederation of Catholic Family Associations and the CLER Love and Family association, also are asking for EUR10,000 each in damages.
Busnel denies that the Paris shop, at 69 rue Saint Martin, sells pornography and says its products are simply of an erotic nature.
His lawyer, Richard Malka said that limiting the sale of sex toys within 200m of educational institutions would mean the only places they could be sold would be cemeteries, parks and on train tracks .
The trial opened with Malka making a motion for the case to be dismissed as unconstitutional, but it was rejected by the court.