Man Arrested on Public Lewdness Charges

Selden resident accused of several Suffolk incidents.

Suffolk police arrested a registered sex offender Saturday on multiple charges of public lewdness in Suffolk County.

Police gave this account:

A woman saw a man masturbating Friday at the Barnes & Noble store in East Northport. He fled the store after she screamed.

Second Squad detectives determined that the man was Angel Laporte, 54, of 15 Bear St., Selden. Laporte is a registered sex offender in Connecticut.

Sixth Precinct Crime Section Officers Frank Cutinella and Stephen Kenny arrested Laporte in front of his home at approximately 6:50 p.m. Saturday night.

Further investigation Laporte committed public acts of lewdness at the Deer Park Public Library on Jan. 5 and at the Commack Public Library and the West Babylon Public Library on May 7, 2012.

Laporte is also wanted by the New Milford Police Department in Connecticut, for three warrants for failing to register as a sex offender. The New Milford Police Department has been notified of his arrest.

The Special Victims Unit is also investigating.

Laporte was charged with four counts of public lewdness. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip Sunday. He will be held overnight at the 2nd Precinct.

John Gruber February 03, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Sure, lets throw all the criminals of any crime into gulags for 10 years hard labor....
Tax payer February 03, 2013 at 08:14 PM
What's more disturbing is this animal was lingering around libraries. He'll get a slap on the wrist and the judge will feel him registering as a sex offender is enough of a punishment. Such BS!
knee jerk February 04, 2013 at 01:21 PM
Yes, Pat, they tried that already. It was called slavery.
knee jerk February 05, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Mikey B: This animal is probably just an avid reader. I think the most disturbing thing is where did he get all the library cards?
knee jerk February 06, 2013 at 12:19 AM
Mikey B: I think this savage has already done enough "beating" since he was arrested for masturbating at numerous locations. In fact, that is probably exactly what he'd like done to him.Better to just ignore him.These people enjoy the shock value of what they are doing.


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