Sex Offender From Selden Arrested for Multiple Acts of Public Lewdness

Originally published: February 3, 2013
Updated: December 29, 2014 at 11:12 am

SELDEN, NY (MorichesDaily) — Suffolk County Police Saturday arrested a registered sex offender for making multiple acts of public lewdness in Suffolk County over the past nine months.

According to police, on Friday, February 1, at 9:50 p.m. a woman was shopping at the Barnes and Noble book store located at 4000 E. Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, when she observed a male masturbating in the store.

The female yelled and the man fled, police said.

Detectives from the Second Squad investigated and determined the suspect was Angel Laporte, 54, of 15 Bear St., Selden.

Laporte is a registered sex offender in Connecticut.

Sixth Precinct Crime Section Officers arrested Laporte in front of his home at approximately 6:50 p.m. Saturday evening.

Further investigation by Second Squad detectives revealed Laporte committed public acts of lewdness at the Deer Park Public Library on January 5, 2013, 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.

Police said that the New Milford Police Department has been notified of his arrest.

The Special Victim’s 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 on Sunday. He was being held overnight at the 2nd Precinct.

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