Noisy-Sex Woman Loses Appeal

Loud lovemaking called nuisance; recording played in court
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2009 10:02 AM CST
Caroline Cartwright, not pictured, lost her appeal of a conviction for breaching a noise abatement notice.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – A judge in England has upheld the conviction of a woman whose loud noises during sex "constituted a statutory nuisance," the BBC reports. Caroline Cartwright appealed an earlier decision, saying she had a right to "respect for her private and family life," but the court disagreed. And so did her neighbors. "The noise sounds like they are both in considerable pain," one said. "I have never ever heard anything like it."

Neighbors complained of losing sleep, saying the screaming and shouting occurred "virtually every night," and "for hours at a time." Complainants were joined by passers-by during the day, including a postman and a woman walking her kid to school. And if that wasn't mortifying enough, a recording of the couple having sex was played in court. (Read more England stories.)

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