Woman Faces Jail for Dirty Underwear

ByABC News
July 16, 2002, 4:53 PM

— -- A N D E R S O N, S.C. Airing your dirty laundry is one thing. A South Carolina woman is learning the hard way that selling it is quite another.

Christine Vetter, 21, of Central, S.C., pleaded guilty last week to federal charges of mailing used underwear and worse over a Web site catering to perverse fetishes.

Vetter admitted in federal court to selling her soiled underthings, used feminine hygiene products, used condoms, sex aids and food items covered with bodily fluids to customers over the Internet. Vetter sold the items on her Web site "blondestrippergirl.com" from November 2000 to March 2002 while she was a Clemson University student, prosecutors said. The site has been shut down.

South Carolina U.S. Attorney Strom Thurmond Jr., filed charges against Vetter under a rarely used federal law that prohibits "mailing indecent and filthy substances."

"I don't know of anyone that has been prosecuted under this statute before," said Thurmond's spokesman Scott Schools.

Vetter faces up to five years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine.

Vetter's site came to the attention of authorities when U.S. Postal Service agents spotted a letter addressed to her with a label saying it contained child pornography.

Inspectors found that the envelope did not actually contain child porn, and determined that the sender was a disgruntled customer of Vetter's Web site.

Postal service agents obtained records showing Vetter made 225 Web site sales averaging about $40 each from customers throughout the United States.

Cops: Pizzeria Offered Pot Pies

S O U T H L E B A N O N, Ohio For a Chubby's Pizza in South Lebanon, requesting "special seasonings" meant more than just getting some extra garlic and oregano it meant getting some pot with your pie.

David Kilpatrick was arrested July 2 for allegedly running a marijuana operation from the pizzeria, where he has worked for 17 years.

Officials from the Warren County Drug Task Force said Kilpatrick was arrested following an undercover investigation that last more than six months.