The city of Duncanville,Texas wants a judge to declare the Cherry Pit swingers club a public nuisance and close it down.
Jim Trulock,who runs the club in his home, sued the city December 12 over a new ordinance that bans sex clubs. Duncanville filed its answer Monday and counter sued Mr. Trulock.(wonder if that is his real name...truelock?..)
On weekends, the 59-year-old and his partner, 29-year-old Julie M. Norris,(of course she's 20 years younger than he is....who would want to have sex with a 59 year old swinger..unless it was Cortney Love in 20 years)turn their home near Cedar Ridge Drive and Interstate 20 into the Cherry Pit, where guests can mingle, dance and have sex..(why do I get the feeling that the mingling leans more to groping and humping and no one does a hell of a lot of dancing)
The City Council unanimously adopted the ordinance in November. City officials say they were acting in response to complaints about the Cherry Pit.(911?...I can't find my no account husband, I think he's down at the Cherry Pit)
The ordinance classifies sex clubs as a public nuisance.(What?...a nuisance..how about it's a whore house and it ain't the Chicken Ranch)City officials also contend that the Cherry Pit is an unlicensed sexually oriented business operating in a residential area. Mr. Trulock denies that the club is a business;he has said he accepted donations but didn't have a cover charge.(A cover charge? There's a joke in there someplace.)
Mr. Trulock's "use of the premises as a sex club is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the city of Duncanville," the city's filings says.(yeah, you might get ran over by a herd of horny old men).Mr.Trulock 'does not have any policy or measures in place to safeguard against the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, and thus the activities at the premises pose a risk to the public health.(so if they wore condoms it would be ok?)
Mr.Trulock's attorney, Ed Klein, said the city is trying to regulate private acts in a private home. The ordinance violates his client's privacy and due process rights,he said.(yeah, if believe that story..I have some land to sell you in West Texas and not West,Texas either)
Mr.Klein also contends that the ordinance is so broad and vague that it could criminalize the sexual behavior of almost everyone in Duncanville...(yeah, if they were having groups of strangers humping each other on the carpet)
The city's counter suit asks that the court order the Cherry Pit to close and fine Mr.Trulock $1,000 a day if he refuses. A judge has not set a hearing on the request.(especially since he goes every Friday night...I made that part up..but wouldn't surprise me.)
City officials have cited Mr. Trulock four times for violating the new ordinance, as well as the city's sexually oriented business and zoning ordinances. Mr. Truelock is fighting the citations in municipal court..
Only in Texas....