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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  • by OH WELL on Mar 7, 2012 at 08:00 AM
    Not any diffeent than the cops sending naked pics of themselves via texts to women.
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      by laura on Mar 7, 2012 at 08:48 AM in reply to OH WELL
      Except this was in public, in a library, where anyone could see him, at a shared computer where children/adults are going to sit and come into contact with the same hardware he was using....yep, only thing different is EVERYTHING.
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        by OH Well on Mar 7, 2012 at 11:44 AM in reply to laura
        BUT NONE OF WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED, DID HAPPEN!!!! No its not a good thing to have happened, but hell he could have been @ a bus stop waiting where NO adults could have seen him, BUT he WERENT!!!!
  • by nightrain on Mar 7, 2012 at 06:18 AM
    He should know better. In a library, you're supposed to visit the National Geographic section and then find a dark corner.
  • by BERT Location: pinetops on Mar 6, 2012 at 05:07 PM
    BOOKWORM
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      by Yes on Mar 7, 2012 at 09:53 AM in reply to BERT
      Bert you have made my day.. Excellent! "BOOKWORM"
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      by shonuff on Mar 7, 2012 at 07:47 PM in reply to BERT
      Now that's funny rite thar I don't care who you are.
  • by My opinion... Location: NB on Mar 6, 2012 at 03:24 PM
    Guess he was using the joy stick instead of the mouse...he is disgusting (probably knows it too)!
  • by LoveMyJames Location: Raleigh on Mar 6, 2012 at 01:21 PM
    His funny looking self don't need a bond
  • by o voter on Mar 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM
    There is'nt enough disinfectant for that mouse and key pad.Throw it away.On another note,obama must not have sent him his stimulus check so he could have bought a computer and stayed home and do his nasty thing.Oh well,I don't see no tin foil on his top head.Could be some where else knowing this perv.Way to make grandma proud you big dummy.
  • by cd77 on Mar 6, 2012 at 10:35 AM
    This guy was using a public computer because most sex offenders online use is monitored. He should have a higher bond. And I agree, this should br considered his 3rd strike. But I guess he will have to attack someone again before that happens.
  • by 40some on Mar 6, 2012 at 09:39 AM
    What? Don't all sex offenders do that when they sit down at a computer?
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      by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2012 at 04:19 PM in reply to 40some
      No, just you.
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      by PeaweeHurman on Mar 7, 2012 at 04:37 AM in reply to 40some
      I'd venture a guess that some that aren't branded a "sex offender" do it when they sit at a computer. Why do you think your arms are the perfect length if not designed to be able to reach certain areas?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2012 at 09:19 AM
    What's the big deal. That guy exposed himself to a whole stadium full of people and got his picture on the front page of the school paper.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2012 at 12:35 PM in reply to
      If Arthur Mitchel had ran out onto the football field at half time, it would have been acceptable to ECU. If the ECU streaker had ran into a library, he would have been considered a pervert.
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      by Oh Well on Mar 7, 2012 at 11:45 AM in reply to
      Ezactly!!
  • by Al on Mar 6, 2012 at 09:03 AM
    Would this be his 3rd strike? Atleast that is known. What is this sicko pervert trying to say. His actions say he is a sick pervert with no remores. Somebody (court judge) please help him. LOCK HIM UP FOR GOOD!!!!!!!!! It is so obvious that is what he is asking for.
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