A sex shop owner and her husband have been charged under a rarely used law that dates back to the 18th century over a live sex party that they allegedly organised in their Central shop in August. Fetish Fashion owner Brenda Scofield, 54, also known as Decima, husband Laurence Scofield, 48, and shop assistant Loretta Mui Shuk-han, 40, face a variety of charges relating to common law offences that can be traced back to the 1751 Disorderly Houses Act in Britain. Brenda Scofield has been charged with keeping a disorderly house and six counts of managing an objectionable performance. Laurence Scofield faces one count of aiding and abetting in keeping the house, six counts of aiding and abetting an objectionable performance and a charge of obstructing a police officer from performing his duty. Mui faces the same charges as Brenda Scofield. The three will appear in Western Court today. The trio were arrested by police officers posing as customers on August 12 at the shop in Cochrane Street. Twenty-three others were arrested - including a barrister, a solicitor, an accountant, an engineer, a businesswoman and three women performers - and released on bail. No charges will be laid and all 23 have either been released unconditionally or will be by Friday, police said. A police source acknowledged the charges against the trio were rarely laid in Hong Kong, but said the move followed advice from Justice Department lawyers that it was 'appropriate'. The department declined to comment on how often the charges had been laid in recent years.