NC man charged after customers had sex in his adult video store, deputies say


RIDGEWAY, Va. (WSLS) – A Henry County store owner faces multiple charges after the sheriff’s office says customers were engaging in sex acts at his video store.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office received information that there were lewd sex acts, along with the showing of obscene movies, happening at Passions Video, located at 6535 Greensboro Road in Ridgeway.

Passions Video is advertised as being an adult video store with movie arcade and adult novelties.

Through the course of the investigation, the sheriff’s office says it discovered that the operator of Passions Video was charging a fee to allow customers to enter the rear area of the business where there were multiple TVs playing obscene pornographic videos.

It was in this area that customers were engaging in sexual acts. While investigating the allegations, it was discovered that the business was owned and operated by Randy Dell Corns, 51, of Waxham, N.C.

Corns was arrested and charged with three counts of keeping a bawdy place for immoral purposes and three counts of knowingly own, lease or manage a building for the purpose of presenting an obscene exhibition or performance. All charges are misdemeanors. Corns posted a $2,500 secure bond and was released.

Anyone having information regarding criminal activity that has taken place at Passions Video is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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