Ottery's 'public sex' site named on web

PUBLISHED: 18:16 18 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:11 18 June 2010

AN EAST Hill car park has been newly promoted on a pornographic website as a hotspot where people go to have outdoor sex.

AN EAST Hill car park has been newly promoted on a pornographic website as a hotspot where people go to have outdoor sex.

The area, popular with walkers and famous for its view out over Ottery, is named on a site dedicated to 'swingers' in a list of 'dogging' locations- an activity which involves sexual exhibitionism and voyeurism.

On the website, one hopeful encourages couples, single women and bisexual men to join him on East Hill, saying: "It's very private...no-one goes there and no police ever patrol it. It's an ideal spot as this is a new area, there is a lot of fun possible up there."

Another website also identifies the area's car parks, boasting: "Dogging in Devon is becoming so popular that soon the famous Devon cream tea will be the second most popular thing."

Ottery neighbourhood beat manager PC Phil Thomas said the police had not received any complaints over the matter but labelled any such behaviour as "totally unacceptable".

He said officers were keen to up patrols in the area as homes in it have often been the target of burglaries.

A Devon and Cornwall Constabulary spokesman said anyone caught having sex in a public place could find themselves arrested and in court for outraging public decency.

He said: "It could be a public order offence depending on where and when it happened."

"People have been arrested for it before."

"East Hill car park is a public place and if people going about their lawful business there, dog walking for example, and were outraged by any activity there would be arrests.


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