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Lingerie Store Caught Selling More Than Clothes

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RALEIGH — A business called Body Language opened its doors in Raleigh last week as a lingerie store. Tuesday,the doors closedas police shut it down.

Police discovered the store wasn't just selling clothes. They say sexshows were the main product, and the doors were still locked up tight morethan 24 hours later.

The city attorney got a temporary order to shut Body Language downbased on what police said was going on inside. Wanda Pope owns a nearbybusiness and says the traffic in and out of Body Language looked prettysuspicious. Pope says there were only men coming and going, and there wereonly a few pieces of lingerie in the store.

Police checked it out and charge that the store was actually a front for the illegal sex shows where men would pay to watch sexuallyexplicit performances inside.

Pope says that upset neighboring business owners in the Starmountshopping center who cater to families.

The restraining order states that the owners of Body Language were inviolation of a zoning ordinance. At this time, there is no proof thatthere was anything criminal going on inside the store, only a chargethat the business should not have been operating as it allegedly was inthat particular shopping center.

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