More obscenity crackdowns: FBI shuts sex text site, court rules against adult shops.

The FBI raided the home of an erotic text website owner Friday:

The website,, posted a notice on its home page announcing the raid and warning customers that the FBI now has access to all past customer information.

"I am sorry to inform all interested parties that Red Rose Stories is a DEAD site," read a statement posted on the website by operator Rosie. "The FBI has suceeded [sic] in closing me down. I am being charged with 'OBSCENITIES' and face charges for having posted such stories. Our stories are NOT protected speech. Please, please, be careful out there."

The stories in question, according to the website's announcements, include no images or videos, but describe acts of bestiality, urination, scat, BDSM, slavery, threesomes, orgies and sex with children.

Link. In related news, a judge struck down the first amendment defense put forth by two adult video stores charged with selling "obscene" hardcore videos. Link to story. (Thanks, Shannon Larratt)