Sex Crime, Only a Quarter-Century After Prediction


Remember Caroline Cartwright, the English housewife who was arrested in 2009 for "excessively noisy sex" in her own home, as memorialized at Reason by Brendan O'Neill? She's been arrested again. The unsympathetic Daily Telegraph has the story:

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Mrs Cartwright avoided jail in January when a judge at Newcastle Crown Court handed her a suspended prison sentence after she was caught breaching a four-year Asbo which bans her from having loud sex sessions.

But two months after her court case Caroline, of Hall Road, Washington, is said to be at it again and has been arrested by police and hauled before magistrates.

The 49-year-old has now been thrown back into a bail hostel to keep her and husband Steve apart while the courts decide what to do next. […]

"This is just ridiculous. It was just for 10 minutes at around 10.15am on a Sunday morning," said Mrs Cartwright . "You couldn't hear that much because the bed is downstairs in the dining room and not in the bedroom. […]

"They said they believed I had breached the Asbo again because two neighbours said they heard us. It was only 10 minutes, not like the two hour sessions we used to have.["]

She added: "This is causing stress on our marriage. We aren't doing it as much as we used to because it's not exactly relaxing knowing that everyone is listening for you to make a noise. We aren't even sleeping together every night because I have been in a hostel for so long that I've got used to sleeping alone."

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