Sunday, August 2, 2015

Phone-sex cop now in biz as "Cutie Off Duty"

Talk about turning lemons into lemonade ... or pasties. The Philadelphia cop who irked police brass for her side gig as a phone-sex operator has launched another side business selling lingerie and blogging as "Cutie Off Duty."

Phone-sex cop now in biz as "Cutie Off Duty"

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Philadelphia Police Officer Terra Barrow´s one-time side job running a handful of websites and phone sex lines was not against current department regulations governing outside employment. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey wants to change that. (Handout photo)
Philadelphia Police Officer Terra Barrow's one-time side job running a handful of websites and phone sex lines was not against current department regulations governing outside employment. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey wants to change that. (Handout photo)

Talk about turning lemons into lemonade ... or prudishness into pasties.

The Philadelphia cop who irked police brass for her side gig as a phone-sex operator has launched another side business selling lingerie and blogging as “Cutie Off Duty.”

This time, though, Officer Terra Barrow says, she got her bosses’ permission.

The Daily News exposed Barrow’s phone-sex work in a February story. For years, Barrow ran websites and phone lines appealing to lusty callers with fetishes both tame and taboo, including fetishes that would be illegal if acted upon in real life like pedophilia, rape, incest, kidnapping and snuff.

Barrow then told the Daily News that she quit the business about two years ago, because she worried that they would endanger her police job. And Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey confirmed that while Internal Affairs detectives probed the business, Barrow didn’t get in trouble because being a phone-sex operator wasn’t explicitly forbidden under police rules.

Barrow’s new website features a “female empowerment” blog called “The Cutie Chronicles,” with entries like “Misbehave Mondays” and “Touch Me Tuesdays.” Barrow writes on the blog that it's a "judgement-free zone with no limits or restrictions." She also posts audio clips, including one in which she coaches listeners, in a soft baby voice and giggles, how to sexually pleasure themselves.

The “adult” content “explores bedroom behavior as well as other topics most would consider taboo,” her publicist Angel Willis said.

Barrow, 35, joined the force in April 1999 and is assigned to the police department's civil-affairs unit. She and Ramsey couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

John McNesby, president of Philly’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, wasn’t happy about Barrow’s new business.

“There’s got to be some kind of line drawn about what’s appropriate for off-duty behavior,” McNesby said. “You either want to be a police officer or you want to be in the lingerie business. I don’t begrudge anybody making money off-duty, but this doesn’t fit in with police work.”

He said union officials will discuss appropriate side jobs with police brass and amend Directive 121, the department's policy on outside employment. Ramsey said in February that he wanted to amend the policy to bar adult-entertainment work. “It may not be illegal, but it doesn’t look good at all for the department,” Ramsey said. “There are certain types of jobs that are just inappropriate for a police officer.”

The policy already prohibits any position involving a badge or a hint of police powers, such as security guards or jobs involving alcohol.

Daily News Staff Writer
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