Police Raid Dominatrixs Residence
July 17, 2001
616 Amelia St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
By Kari Pugh
Instruments of bondage, sexual aids, computer and video equipment and
client databases seized.
Detectives have raided the Aquia Harbour home of a self-proclaimed
dominatrix advertising her services on the Internet.
Authorities seized a "substantial" inventory of instruments of
bondage, sexual aids, computer and video equipment and client databases after
the Thursday-evening search at 2001 Merrimac Drive, Stafford County Sheriff
Charles Jett said.
The homeowner, 51-year-old Patricia Helen Meehan, had not been charged
"We took items associated with what we were looking for as well as
some other items considered contraband," Jett said. "We will be
conferring with prosecutors about the case."
The Sheriffs Office learned of Meehans Web site, titled
"Mistress Jesse, D.C.s Hottest Domina," as well as possible
illegal activity within her home, from a family considering buying a house on
According to the search-warrant affidavit, the prospective homebuyer
contacted the Sheriffs Office on May 30 about a conversation shed had
with her potential neighbor.
"We received a complaint reference sexual activity for pay,
specifically dominatrix-related," the affidavit reads. "On March 26,
the witness met Meehan and Meehan told the witness about her dominatrix
business. She said she charged $275 per client, per hour. Meehan made
reference to a dungeon in her home and offered to let the witness see the
dungeon. The witness declined the offer."
After talking to the homebuyer and viewing the Web site, detectives found
probable cause to search the house based on possible violations of state laws
prohibiting "crimes against nature" and "keeping a bawdy
house," the affidavit states.
Word of the dominatrixs presence spread through Aquia Harbour shortly
after the Sheriffs Office launched its investigation.
On June 13, a group of worried neighbors met in Aquia Harbour with Stafford
Deputy Mary Beth Boone; Supervisor Jack Cavalier, who represents the countys
Griffis-Widewater District; and some members of the Aquia Harbour Property
Owners Associations board of directors.
"Its a very unusual case," Cavalier said. "Residents are
concerned about the type of people visiting this woman."
Aquia Harbour is a community of 2,500 single-family homes in North Stafford
with its own police force and security gate. The subdivisions bylaws
prohibit home businesses of any kind.
"The neighbors are very concerned and theyd like to see this
activity stopped," Cavalier said.
Detectives traced ownership of Mistress Jesses Web site to Meehan,
according to the affidavit. It features photographs of a black-haired woman
clad in black leather and depicts graphic sexual acts. The woman in the photos
is Meehan, the affidavit states.
On the Web site, Mistress Jesse writes: "This is a private home, fully
equipped for most kinks and fetishes, can accommodate anything from novice to
It also says: "Traveling to the D.C. area? Why stay in a lonely hotel
when you can spend some time in Hell? My home is located near Quantico, Va.
Single, extended, and overnight sessions are available at times, advanced
appointments are required. Also, servants/housemates wanted."
Mistress Jesse advertises her services as nonsexual, but also promises
sexual gratification, which is why detectives are investigating, Jett said.
Meehan yesterday did not return messages left on her answering machine,
which says: "Hi, this is Jesse. Im a little tied up right now, but Ill
play your message back later."
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