Sex Offender Charged With Indecent Exposure At Library

A registered sex offender is back in jail after deputies say he was touching himself at a local library.

Lenoir County deputies have charged Arthur Mitchell with indecent exposure.

Deputies say around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday a woman reported seeing a man touching himself at one of the computers at the La Grange Public Library. The woman told police the man's pants and underwear were down around his ankles.

The 38-year-old La Grange man was eventually identified and he was arrested on Saturday.

Mitchell has a criminal record dating back to 1993. He was released from prison in 2007 after serving six years for attempted second degree rape and then served nearly two years for failing to register as a sex offender.

Bond for his latest charge was set at $2,500.

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