Trial postponed for porno pair as state laws challenged

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JONESBORO, Ark. – The Trumann pornographic couple who engaged in sexual activity at the park, on benches at businesses and even in booths at restaurants are still facing several felony charges.

But the question now is if those charges are even constitutional.

Defense Attorney Randel Miller, representing Leslie Lanae Sessions, 32, and Derek Calloway, 38, of Trumann, filed three motions on Friday declaring three state statutes unconstitutional. The couple each face three counts of three separate charges:

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  • Public display of hard-core sexual conduct
  • Sale, possession, or distribution of obscene film
  • Promoting an obscene performance
  • Each charge is a class D felony punishable by up to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine. That’s 54 years of potential prison time for having sex in public.

“All three statute(s) are unconstitutionally overbroad that unnecessarily infringes on defendant’s rights to privacy, free expression, and unwarranted invasion into their personal life,” wrote Attorney Miller

Sessions and Calloway were set to begin trial this month (Sept, 2019) before Judge Cindy Thyer signed an order on Tuesday postponing the trial. A pretrial hearing is now set for Jan. 2, 2020. Trial is Jan. 13 – for now.

The investigation began when Street Crimes Unit investigators received tips that Sessions was performing sex acts in public while Calloway filmed it. The pornographic videos showed the two at various Jonesboro locations from Cheddars to Home Depot. The videos centered around the fetish of engaging in sexual behavior at forbidden/public locations. Under the name MayvenDoll, the two posted videos in various locations. Hundreds of thousands of views were attained on some videos.

The couple had their Trumann home raided in 2016 by SCU and Trumann police for making the porno videos. It appeared to be a money-making venture for the pair before the police raid.

Their attorney has previously called their raid and prosecution a “clear abuse of state power.”

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