HAMILTON (Mercer) — A man who police say two girls saw committing a lewd act in the Hamilton Township Public Library last week was taken into custody after police saw the man trying to leave the building through a basement door.

According to police, the girls reported seeing the man, later identified as Mitchell B. Ricthman, 26, of East Windsor, sitting in an aisle between bookshelves in the upstairs part of the library committing the lewd act while watching a video on his cell phone.

After the police gave a description of a man to police they were able to identify Richtman as he left the library. He was arrested and charged with criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to a story on NJ.com Ritchman was found guilty of masturbating in the Hightstown library in November of last year. Much like the most recent incident, at that time he was seen in the act by two young girls.

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Contact reporter Adam Hochron at 609-359-5326 or Adam.Hochron@townsquaremedia.com

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