Police: Man arrested for masturbating in children’s section of public library

Police: Man arrested for masturbating in children’s section of public library
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POSTED: Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, February 25, 2013 - 4:45pm

A man was arrested after he was allegedly witnessed masturbating in the children’s section of the Houma public library.

The Houma Police Department reports that the incident occurred on Friday, Feb. 22 shortly after 4:00 p.m. We’re told a witness called police and reported the indecent behavior.

Officials say an officer spotted the suspect walking on Lafayette Street. The officer detained the suspect, Michael Smith, 37, and brought him back to the library where a witness identified him. Surveillance cameras also captured Smith leaving the building.

Smith was also found to be in the possession of drug paraphernalia.

Smith was arrested and charged with Indecent Behavior with Juvenile, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Obscenity. He was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Jail.
 

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