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Man Arrested for Performing Lewd Act in Public Library in Bridgewater, Massachusetts

The man was arrested Wednesday afternoon

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    Bridgewater Police Department

    Police in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, arrested a man after he was caught watching pornography and performing a lewd sexual act at the Bridgewater Public Library.

    According to police, officers responded to a call on Wednesday afternoon around 3:30 p.m.

    Once officers arrived they observed the suspect, Fred W Higgins, 43, of 50 Ledgewood Circle, Bridgewater, watching pornography on one of the computers.

    Officers also observed Higgins performing a sexual act on himself.

    There were 15-20 people in that area of the library, including numerous teenage children, during the incident.

    A 14-year-old was sitting next to Higgins at the table.

    Police arrested Higgins and charged him with lewd and lascivious conduct, accosting and annoying a person of the opposite sex, and disorderly conduct.

    Higgins was arraigned at Brockton District Court on Thursday.


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