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Pittsylvania County shuts down store that sold sex toys

By The Associated Press
Published On: Jun 10 2013 09:35:49 AM EDT
Updated On: Jun 10 2013 12:35:51 PM EDT
Pittsylvania County shuts down store that sold sex toys
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) -

(Information in the following story is from: Danville Register & Bee, http://www.registerbee.com)

A store in Pittsylvania County has been shut down for selling sex toys, bondage gear and pornographic DVDs.

The store's co-owner, Trish Post, tells the Danville Register & Bee that she will appeal the county's closure order to the county Board of Zoning Appeals.

County code compliance director Odie Shelton says the county's zoning ordinance allows novelty stores. But stores that sell sex toys and pornography aren't allowed.

Post says she stopped selling pornographic DVDS last month after she learned that it could be illegal in the county.

She says she's willing to sell only lingerie and stop selling prohibited items until her year-long lease on the building expires.