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Registered sex offenders causes disruption in children's section of Brookfield Public Library

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BROOKFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police were called to the Brookfield Public Library after a man refused to leave the children's section.

"A man came into the children's department by himself, without any children, and sat down at one of the children's internet stations," said Cathy Tuttrup, Public Services Manager at the library.

It happened just before 1 p.m. on November 16.

He refused to move to the adult section even after an employee asked him twice.

They said it seemed odd since most adults will move right away.

"An employee did look him up to see if there was any sort of red flags that were there, and he did come up on the public database as a registered sex offender," said Tuttrup.

Although he is not on any type of probation or parole, he was convicted in 1997 on two counts of First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child Younger than 13.

Brookfield Police were called to the scene. In a statement they said "It appeared to staff that this individual was watching children in the library."

They escorted him out of the building and the Brookfield Public Library banned him from using the internet there for three months.

Brookfield Police say that it might not be the first time this has happened.

"These sanctions are similar to the ones implemented by the Menomonee Falls Library," police said. 

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