February 28, 2013

Man charged with masturbating at Westbrook library

By Leslie Bridgers lbridgers@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

WESTBROOK — A Gray man was arrested Wednesday after children at Walker Memorial Library reported seeing him masturbating in a room in the adult services area.

Gregory S. Tarling, 45, was charged with indecent conduct and issued a summons for the class E misdemeanor. Police also issued a criminal trespass notice barring him from the library, according to a press release from the Westbrook Police Department.

The children reported the incident around 3:30 p.m. to a library volunteer, who then brought it to the attention of the library director, according to a statement from the city.

Police were called to investigate, and parents were called to pick up their children.

After conducting interviews with the children, police removed Tarling from the library around 5 p.m., the statement said.

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