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Morality play …

It’s so ironic when someone who makes their living catering to people’s morality concerns gets arrested.

“Clean” Movie Maven Arrested For Teen Sex, Utah Man Who Sold R-Rated Films Shorn Of Skin Arrested For Sex With 14-Year-Old Girls – CBS News
OREM, Utah, Jan. 25, 2008

(CBS) A Utah retailer of family-friendly tapes and DVDs – Hollywood films with the “dirty parts” cut out of them – has been arrested for trading sex with two 14-year-old girls.

Orem police say Flix Club owner Daniel Dean Thompson, 31, and Issac Lifferth, 24, were booked into the Utah County jail on charges of sexual abuse and unlawful sexual activity with a 14-year-old.

CBS Station KUTV in Salt Lake City reports that the shocking discovery came when a mother found a $20 bill in her daughter’s room last week and questioned her about where the money came from.

The girl confessed that she and a friend had been paid for sexual favors by an older male.

I’m not sure what I find more scary … that morality peddlers get busted on morals charges, or that the girls were willing to give it up for only $20.00 (unless they already spent the rest). Even as sheltered as people can be in Utah County, you’d think that they’d have a bit more of a sense of self-worth than to sell themselves for that little.

Perhaps it’s because they ARE so sheltered … no exposure to the real world means that they’re more likely to be taken advantage of …