A business selling sex dolls has been fined over its try before you buy scheme. Lovedoll UK, was allowing potential customers a first hand experience of their product using a bedroom on its premises. The dolls cost up to £2,000 and the try before
you buy option is £50.
The company's owner was fined £10,000 at Gateshead Magistrates' Court. A massive fine for a victimless crime that is many times more than for some violent crimes that have hit the headlines this week
Gateshead Council workers visited the company's premises after claims that it was a sex doll brothel. They claimed that such a use would require a sex establishment licence, which had neither been sought nor granted.
A man was told by a judge that he must take part for two years in a programme for treating sex offenders.
The victim of the Dangerous Pictures Act was found to have more than 1,350 images of extreme pornography involving bestiality. Police arrested him at his home. after he was reported by his ex-partner after relationship problems.
The man pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possessing images of extreme pornography. In a police interview he admitted having problem with viewing such images, but had not realised it was a criminal offence.
The Judge, Recorder Richard Booth, told the victim that the treatment programme is necessary to help him deal with his addiction. It forms part of a two-year community order that also includes 240 hours of unpaid work. Williams must also pay a