Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Legal Treatise On Bondage, Valentine's Day Edition

Wondering how to keep his mother from seeing his name plastered across the front pages of Ireland's newspapers
The whole world, or at least all of Ireland, now knows that Robert Cullen Jones is "Dublin_Master" on a website where the kinky like to come calling.

Would it be safe to say that Robert Cullen Jones is one very humiliated man who will be slagged to death by his friends and co-workers, if indeed he manages to hold on to his job?

Mr. Jones once linked up with the late Elaine O'Hara, having made a connection with her on alt.com. Her profile indicated that she was quite interested in submissive behavior in a sexual context, and Mr. Jones was clearly keen on the domination half of the equation. He responded to her post and they met at a mall before retreating to Ms. O'Hara's flat. After their first tryst, he realized that he was well below her in bondage knowledge, and the relationship did not last.

The gentleman has been testifying in court in the trial of Graham Dwyer, who stands accused of murdering Ms. O'Hara. He has been treated as the resident expert in bondage, and has been asked questions by counsel that work up into a veritable treatise on bondage practices. This is not Fifty Shades soft-core porn, but the real thing, and you can only imagine the humiliation that Mr. Jones is undergoing as he identified sex toys for the edification of the courtroom.

That's the problem with the Internet and the chat rooms. You think you're in disguise with some made-up name, and you think it's all very discreet and no one will ever know that you were trawling for a woman who liked being tied up as part of foreplay. Then someone kills her and suddenly the gardai have search warrants and they can identify you so easily. Before you can explain things to your family you are in a court room testifying about activities you thought were utterly private.

As it turned out, it was not a private matter at all.

And now Mr. Jones will have a most difficult time facing his family when they next gather for a special occasion or a holiday. Not that anyone will say anything to his face, but he will feel their discomfort. Just like he'll feel the smirks and snickers that his co-workers are exchanging behind his back.

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