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.

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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.

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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.

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