POLITICS

Windsor Public Library makes changes after live sex shows streamed from branches

04/29/2015 10:37 EDT | Updated 08/04/2015 02:59 EDT
WINDSOR, Ont. - Changes are being made to the Windsor Public Library after online sex shows were discovered being broadcast from select branches earlier this year.

The library board has decided that sight lines in branches will be improved and more staff will be in place to monitor patrons' activity.

All branches will also have stronger computer filters in place to block inappropriate websites.

Board Chair Peter Fries says the changes ought to prevent a repeat of the streaming scandal that led to a Windsor woman being charged.

He says the library is always looking for ways to make sure all its patrons are safe.

An investigation was launched after police received reports about raunchy sex videos circulating on online forums that showed a woman exposing herself and masturbating inside what appeared to be Windsor public libraries.

A 21-year-old woman eventually turned herself into police and was charged in March with one count of committing an indecent act.

Police have said the woman used her own laptop computer to stream the videos and would cover herself when someone walked by.

Police say they are confident some of the videos were shot at Windsor library branches, while others appear to have been made at Tim Hortons' coffee shops.

But investigators said they were unsure of where the coffee shops were because each one is so generic.

(The Canadian Press/CKLW)