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Man Charged With Viewing Pornography At Library In Brookline

(Photo Credit: City Of Pittsburgh Bureau Of Police)

(Photo Credit: City Of Pittsburgh Bureau Of Police)

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BROOKLINE (KDKA) – A man who allegedly used a library computer to watch pornography last week has been arrested.

According to a statement from the Carnegie Library, the incident happened on Oct. 19 at the Brookline location.

Library staff called police after being alerted to an unidentified man watching what “was described as harmful to minors in the presence of young library customers.”

The man has been identified as Edward Richards, 45, of Pittsburgh.

Richards was arrested in the 1200-block of Brookline Boulevard last night and is facing charges of open lewdness and obscene and other sexual materials and performances.

In the criminal complaint, Richards told police he had his hand in his pocket playing with his phone – not down his pants.

“We don’t want that kind of activity in Brookline,” Fred Perkins said. “This is a nice neighborhood. That shouldn’t be in any neighborhood really, but to have it happen here is a real shame.”

Bail was set at $10,000. The judge also ordered a behavioral evaluation.

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