A 21-year-old woman was charged on Friday as part of an investigation into sexual acts committed and disseminated online at public libraries in Windsor, Ont.
The Windsor woman – who has not been identified by police – attended police headquarters on Friday morning, Sergeant Matthew D’Asti said in a press release.
D’Asti said her surrender came a day after investigators received information about her identity and attempted to contact her.
“She was placed under arrest on one count of indecent act. She was released on a promise to appear,” he said.
Investigators were looking for the woman after receiving reports of steamy sex videos circulating on online forums that showed a woman exposing herself and masturbating in what appeared to be public libraries in Windsor.
“The investigation is continuing,” D’Asti said, noting that anyone with information is urged to call the police.
Police said earlier this week that the woman was using her own laptop to stream the videos and would cover up when someone walked by.
Windsor Public Library chief executive Kitty Pope said earlier this week that a young woman was spotted at a branch in January taking inappropriate images and was told to leave by staff.
There have been no complaints from library patrons, she said.
An attorney for a US-based company that offers live webcam performances by female models said earlier this week that the woman was fired as a model for violating company rules.
Attorney Lawrence Walters of the Walters Law Group in Longwood, Fla., Said the woman was a model contract for the MyFreeCams.com website.
Walters said in an email Wednesday that the woman was fired “for violating company policies posted on the website.”
Among the things that are “absolutely prohibited” on camera by MyFreeCams.com are “actions that may be considered obscene in your community.”
Police say they are convinced some of the videos were shot in Windsor library branches, while others appear to have been made in Tim Hortons cafes.
But investigators say they don’t know where the cafes were located because each one is so generic.