Clean Flix In The Front, Underage Porn Party In The Back

Daniel Thompson, the guy behind Clean Flix, [1], Flix Club, an Orem, Utah video store that, like Clean Flicks before it, edited sex, nudity, and swearing scenes from Hollywood movies, has been arrested for paying for sex with 14-year-old girls.

One of the girls' moms found the $20 bill and asked where it had come from.

The booking documents state Thompson told the 14-year-olds that his film sanitizing business was a cover for a pornography studio. He asked the girls if they would participate in making a porn movie, but they refused, the documents state.
Police found a "large quantity" of pornographic movies inside the business, along with a keg of beer, painkillers and two cameras hooked up to a television. Thompson told police he didn't know the teenagers were under 18 or that they were paid for sex. He said pornography found at the business was for "personal use," according to the documents.
Reminds me of the hypocritical conservative zealot who was outraged at the occasional nudity in the foreign films shown at BYU's International Cinema program. He demanded that he be allowed to screen and edit out all the smut himself.

[1] update: oh wait, the place is just some me-too outfit called Flix Club, not the original Clean Flicks. I thought 31 was too young to have been starting businesses based on the single nude scene in Titanic.

update update: alright, Clean Flicks connection re-established. The Provo Daily Herald explains that Thompson was a Clean Flicks dealer until that company went out of business. Then he re-opened under the new Flix Club name, until he was closed down last year in a separate court ruling.

Former sanitizer of rental movies is accused of paying teens for sex [sltrib via thr]
Clean-film business was front for porn, police say []
Previously: nude scenes at BYU

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