Hampton: Library safe, despite sex assault

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton City officials say there is no reason to question the safety of the local library, after police say a man assaulted a teenager there.

Last week, 47-year-old James Curry was arrested for assaulting a 14-year-old boy at the Hampton Public Library. Police say the teen was using a computer when Curry told him to go to the bathroom, and that’s where they crime allegedly happened.

10 On Your Side promised to find out how library officials were going to protect your children from the possibility of similar incidents in the future. A city spokeswoman sent WAVY.com this statement:

… this is believed to be an isolated incident that was not a random attack. Security measures in place at the library assisted in the investigation. We have no reason to question the safety of the library for the general public.

10 On Your Side has obtained the arrest warrant for James Curry. Much of the information is too graphic to disclose, but the paperwork does say that after assaulting the boy, Curry gave the victim four dollars and told him not to tell anyone. The teen left the bathroom and called police.

The report also revealed some of the interaction was caught on the security cameras inside the library.

We are waiting to find out when James Curry will be in court.

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