A little while back, Reason Magazine feature an astoundingly stupid story from the UK, in which a woman was arrested for having sex, with her husband, in her own home. You see, she was too loud.
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.
Caroline had spent eight months in the hostel in Sunderland and was allowed back home after her Crown Court appearance at the beginning of the year.
She has moved her bed into the dining room downstairs so the pair could continue their romps in an attempt not to disturb the neighbours.
But their lovemaking has got them into hot water again and police received a complaint that her morning wails and whines were said to be heard at 10.15am
“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.
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.”
I seem to recall many people telling me how the British are so wonderful because they’re no as prudish about sex as Americans are. Apparently they’re not nearly as concerned about minding their own business, either. And the UK is so often help up as an example of how progressive and enlightened the US could become … well, once we get rid of those pesky privacy and free speech protections and install cameras on every street corner.