Police investigating after witness records man touching himself inside Henrico library

Posted at 11:53 AM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 11:55:16-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. - Police are looking for a man accused of committing a sex crime at the Fairfield Area Library in Northern Henrico County, WTVR reports.


(Photo credit: WTVR)

A woman recorded the incident as the man fondled himself just a few feet away from children. The video shows the man sitting on a couch and touching himself while reading a Sports Illustrated magazine.

"I was sitting in the library on my laptop working on some stuff, there was a gentlemen sitting across from me on the chair area. I kind of see him walking back and forth a little bit. So I’m still working on my project and I see him in his private area and I was like okay,” the witness said. “I went ahead and record it, so I do have evidence so they can see clear footage of what was going on."

The woman said the man looked up and smiled at her while fondling himself.


(Photo credit: WTVR)

"When he continued to make eye contact, that’s when I was like, you know what, that’s it, I’m gonna pack my stuff up and I’m gonna go to the front desk and let them know what’s going on,” the woman said.

The managing librarian called police, but the man ran off by the time officers arrived. The man is now wanted for indecent exposure.

Investigators said their investigation is ongoing, but they are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify the suspect.

If you have information that could help investigators, contact Henrico Police at 804-501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.