A 20-year-old woman has been charged with prostitution at the Tewksbury Public Library this week.
Police say they got a tip on Tuesday that someone was soliciting sex in the library. They decided to send in an undercover officer to investigate the claim.
The undercover detective claimed that Brittany Macintyre of Nashua, New Hampshire moved toward him instantaneously, 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.
One library patron said, “I didn’t think Tewksbury was that big on prostitution. 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. She was also booked on an outstanding warrant for drug possession out of Lawrence District Court.
A librarian over in Wilmington, Pamela Gardner, said, It was a little scandalized “That’s a little upsetting, in the library!”
Many residents of the town also thought the location of such a lewd act was shocking. One woman said, “There’s nothing I know about this library or about Tewksbury that could ever suggest that that could possibly happen here.”
Another man in town added, “That’s something that you don’t normally see every single day, especially around here in Tewksbury.”