TEWKSBURY (CBS) – A 20-year-old woman has been charged with prostitution at the Tewksbury Public Library.
Police say they got a tip Tuesday that someone was soliciting sex in the library, so they sent in an undercover officer.READ MORE: 'No Job Too Small': Belmont Firefighters Rescue Ducklings From Storm Drain
The plain clothes detective claimed Brittany Macintyre of Nashua, New Hampshire approached him immediately and handed him a pen and a piece of paper.
The two passed notes back and forth until she allegedly asked for $60 in exchange for a sex act.
“I didn’t think Tewksbury was that big on prostitution,” one library patron told WBZ-TV. “I’m quite shocked because a lot of kids come here and I’m a teacher, so it’s pretty scary.”
Macintyre was arrested and charged with sexual conduct for a fee.READ MORE: 'We Need Answers': Vigil Held For Alonzo Polk Who Drowned At Dedham Graduation Party
She was also booked on an outstanding warrant for drug possession out of Lawrence District Court.
“It was a little scandalized,” said Pamela Gardner, who is a librarian over in Wilimington, but agrees the location is unexpected. “That’s a little upsetting, in the library!”
News of the arrest stunned residents.
“There’s nothing I know about this library or about Tewksbury that could ever suggest that that could possibly happen here,” one woman told WBZ-TV.
“That’s something that you don’t normally see every single day, especially around here in Tewksbury,” said another man.MORE NEWS: 10-Year-Old Girl In Critical Condition After Being Pulled From Methuen Pool
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