Speculation is that Florida may be testing the waters on prosecuting porn producers in the sate with the arrest on Friday, June 3, 2011 of Kimberly Kupps, who was the owner and star of KimberlyKupps.com, as well as a store owner of Clips4Sale.com.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation on Theresa Taylor (aka Kimberly Kupps) in March of of this year, after receiving tips that she and her husband, Warren Taylor, were filming and distributing adult sexual content form their home in Lake Wales, Florida. An investigator for the Sheriff’s Office monitored Taylor’s Twitter account and also paid for a membership to KimberlyKupps.com. The investigator downloaded six videos of Taylor having sex with men and women. The investigator then turned the videos over to County Judge Reinaldo Ojeda, who ruled the videos were obscene material under state law on April 7, 2011.
On June 3, Taylor was booked on six counts each of selling obscene material and distributing obscene material, both misdemeanors. She was also charged with the felony wholesale promotion of obscene material. Taylor was set to be released Saturday night after posting $7,500 bail.
Her husband was booked on six counts each of wholesale promotion of obscene material and distribution of obscene material, a misdemeanor. Both presumably related to his admission that he uploaded the video to their Clips4Sale store. Her husband remains in jail as of this writing.
The full story is here, however my friends in Florida have verified that at least one Florida TV station has reported that information from her Twitter account was obtained by Florida Department of Law Enforcement and turned over to Polk County Sheriff’s office, ending the news report with the statement that this may be the beginning of a larger, statewide crack down on adult film production.
It has long been known that Polk County is not “adult friendly”, due to factors including a strong religious influence that tends to sway political elections, and Sheriff Judd’s own view of adult content, so this is nothing new for that area.
However, if the report is true that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was indeed involved in this investigation, it may mean that Florida is ready to take a stand on the increase in adult production in the state.
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