Caught in the act
"Caught in the act" is a phrase that means that someone was caught in the middle of committing an offense (rather than after, or before). Another phrase meaning the same thing is "caught red-handed".
The corresponding legal term is in flagrante delicto (literally: "in blazing offense"), or sometimes simply in flagrante. However outside of legal contexts the phrase in flagrante is commonly used in connection with sexual misconduct, such as sexual intercourse out of marriage, so it has strong connotations with sexuality for many people.
Being caught in the act is usually considered clear evidence that not only that an offense was committed but also proves beyond doubt who the miscreant was. Unless they have convincing excuse for their doing, the person caught in the act is bound to be considered guilty, and punishment of one sort or another is likely to follow. This motif of being caught red-handed is therefore often found in spanking literature, spanking videos and spanking art.
- Adriana’s Tales of Spanking Part 2 (Punished Brats), sisters caught smoking in "Up In Smoke".
- Bondacide: Caught and Flogged (Bon-Vue Enterprises, 2001)
- Brandi Is Caught Trespassing (Spanking Teen Brandi), Brandi
- Brat Breana Caught Shoplifting (Spanking Epics, Red Cheeks Studios), stealing
- Cat Caught Smoking, Missy Caught Smoking, Shayla Caught Smoking, and Twiggsy Caught Smoking (Amateur Spankings), smoking punishment
- Caught and Caned (Moonglow)
- Caught and Caned (Spanking Online), mother canes daughters.
- Caught and Caned (CanedSchoolGirls.com)
- Caught and Chastised (NaughtyBottom.com), caught masturbating
- Caught By Momma (Momma Spankings), would-be hooker spanked by her mother
- Caught Drinking (Spanking Teen Brandi), Brandi, alcohol abuse
- Caught Drinking (Spanking Teen Jessica), Jessica
- Caught Faking Illness (Hand-Spanking.com, Japan), lying
- Caught Faking It (Triple A Spanking), lying punishment
- Caught in a Lie (Shadow Lane), photos
- Caught in a Lie (Cheerleader Spankings), M/F Sarah Gregory
- Caught in the Act (B&D Pleasures, 1992), Tanya Foxx, Greta Carlson
- Caught in the Act (Bars and Stripes, c. 2016)
- Caught in the Act (Marked Butts), video clip
- Caught in the Act (Strictly English Online), Tiffany Jones, video clip
- Caught In the Act - Ava's Birching (Punished Brats)
- Caught in the Act of Bullying (Hand-Spanking.com, Japan), bullying
- Caught Lying (Spank That Brat)
- Caught Masturbating (Cheerleader Spankings), Adriana Evans
- Caught Masturbating (NaughtyBottom.com)
- Caught Masturbating (Triple A Spanking), Danielle Hunt
- Caught On Camera (California Star)
- Caught On Tape (Sarah Gregory Spanking)
- Caught Red-Handed (Girls Boarding School)
- Caught Red Handed! (Spanking Epics), Sierra Salem
- Caught Red-Handed and Red-Bottomed (Birchwood Academy), Danielle Hunt, video clip
- Caught Shoplifting (RealSpankings.com, 2020), Kiki Cali, photos
- Caught Scrumping (Triple A Spanking), photos
- Caught Smoking (Spanked Cheeks) video clip
- Caught Smoking (Spank That Brat), smoking offense.
- Caught Watching Porn (Triple A Spanking), video clip
- Caught with the Boys (Spanking Digital), video clip
- A Chinese Schoolgirl Caned (Sound Punishment), vandalism of the Headmaster's garden.
- Cousins Caught Red Bottomed (Delco Video Productions), Stevie Rose, Melody Nore
- Daughter Caught Faking an Injury (Disciplinary Arts), mother discipline
- Ellie May Public Discipline (Fetish Flixx), caught tresspassing
- Episode 21: Caught Napping (Spanked-In-Uniform), laziness, Danielle Hunt, photos
- Episode 93: Caught in the Act (Spanked Sorority Girls), F/F, teacher spanks student caught drinking.
- Hidden Camera (Lupus Pictures)
- Hidden Camera 2: The Client (Lupus Pictures)
- How Dare You (Fetish Flixx), student caught stealing the Headmaster's car.
- Josie's Secretaries Caught and Kaned (Top Marks)
- Lesbian Lovers Spanked (Momma Spankings)
- Maddy Is Caught Plagiarizing (Alpine Sierra Studios), video clip
- The Mean Mother In Law - Caught In The Act (Punished Brats)
- Monica and Sophie Caught In the Act (RealSpankings.com), photo
- Ms. Burns Catches Melody (RealSpankings Institute, 2007), curfew violation, photos
- POV series: Caught in the Act (Marked Butts)
- Red Handed, Red Bottom (Cheerleader Spankings)
- Roxie Caught Ditching School (RealSpankings.com, 2012), truancy punishment.
- She's Caught in the Act (Brooks Applications), Belinda Clark
- Sister Caught Drinking and Smoking (Lily Starr Spanking), video clip
- Smokin’ Sisters (Spanking Epics), Sierra Salem
- A Smoking Hot Bottom for Chloe Rogers (Sound Punishment), schoolgirl caught smoking.
- Spanking Sierra: Caught Red-Handed (Spanking Epics), Sierra Salem
- Stephanie: Caught Leaving School Grounds (RealSpankings.com), photos
- A Trio of Tales (Chelsea Pfeiffer Entertainment), Tale Three: "Caught Cheating" (smoking)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau is caught trying to steal an apple.