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Man Accused of Committing Lewd Act Inside Goleta Library

Woman tells police that the suspect also made sexually explicit comments to her

By Michelle Nelson, Noozhawk Managing Editor | @NoozhawkNews |

A Santa Barbara man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of making sexually explicit comments while committing a lewd act in front of a woman at the Goleta Branch Library.

Goleta police responded to the library, at 500 N. Fairview Ave., about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Drew Sugars said the woman told officers that she witnessed the suspect’s actions and confronted him, after which he immediately left the building.

Goleta police found the suspect outside the building, Sugars said.

Michael Eugene Goodwin, 69, of Santa Barbara was arrested and booked into the Santa Barbara Jail on a misdemeanor charge of committing a lewd act. Bail was set at $2,500.

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» on 05.16.12 @ 02:59 PM

What the hell is happening in Santa Barbara!? Sexual assaults, lewd acts, exposing to young children.  I wonder if SB/Goleta meth use is on the rise. These type of crimes can be brought on by meth.

» on 05.18.12 @ 05:48 PM

These types of crime have little or nothing to do with drugs. Indecent exposure is deviant behavior that occurs without (or with) intoxication, and occurs wherever there is an audience.

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