London, Feb 25 (ANI): Police have discovered a masochistic sex dungeon when they raided a quiet country cottage in Britain on the suspicion of being a brothel.
They found whips, masks, spanking paddles, handcuffs, a straitjacket and Nazi uniform at the cottage on the edge of Dartmoor after villagers complained about the number of people visiting the property, reports the Telegraph.
Stuart Somers, a 39-year-old businessman, admitted running the brothel from his home at South Cadleigh Cottage in Lee Mill, Devon, between September 2009 and February 2010.
Police from the Tactical Aid Group seized hundreds of items, including wooden bats, shackles, chairs with straps and sex toys from the cottage and dismantled what officers described as a sex dungeon.
Det Sgt Stuart Gilroy said the officers involved in the raid were 'shocked' at what they found.
"We were surprised to uncover this to say the very least. It's fair to say we were not expecting to find a masochistic dungeon in sleepy Lee Mill. You don't expect to find this sort of thing anywhere," he said.
"In the dungeon alone we discovered bondage chairs with straps, gimp masks, whips, shackles and various electrical vibrating items. We did not need to make a forced entry because occupants invited us in, he added.
Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, at Plymouth Crown Court, adjourned the case and Somers will be sentenced next month. (ANI)