A woman performed graphic sex acts multiple times inside at least two branches of the Windsor Public Library over a three-month period and streamed it all live online, CBC News has learned.
The woman, who appears to be in her twenties and used the screen name "lilsecrett," streamed video of herself flashing her breasts, masturbating and using sex toys in front of a webcam while seated at the Riverside and Fontainebleau branches of the library.
The shows happened between November of last year and the end of January.
CBC News has determined that during the three-month span, the woman streamed at least 52 performances from libraries in the border town of Windsor, Ont. — 49 at the Riverside branch and three at Fontainebleau. Some performances lasted as long as three hours.
The Windsor Police Service is aware of at least one video, but is not investigating.
CBC News has found 52 videos featuring the woman, including one in which she shoos a toddler away, archived online and for purchase.
Some of the scenes are graphic while in others the woman quickly covers up her breasts with a shirt or coat and tamely interacts with library users before continuing to perform when they leave.
During the shows, lilsecrett was performing for and interacting with an online audience in a chat room on the website MyFreeCams.com.
MyFreeCams is an online porn site on which models perform live sex shows. Viewers ask and pay the models to perform particular acts — sometimes in specific places.
On a couple of occasions, lilsecrett interacts with children and other library users in a non-sexual nature.
In one video, she's interrupted by a girl, who appears to be about seven years old, and tells her she should go find her parents. The child eventually leaves and lilsecrett once again resumes her sex show.
In another, while asking a man for a pen, lilscrett lifts her skirt and shows her buttocks to her online audience without the man knowing.
According to the website's rules for models, unauthorized people, minors, children and babies may not be on camera or in the same room.
"The particular model in question was terminated for violation of company policy," MyFreeCams lawyer Lawrence G. Walters said of lilsecrett in an email to CBC. "Since these are internal personnel matters, our client does not publicly discuss the reasons for specific contract terminations."
Library aware of 'inappropriate behaviour'
Windsor Public Library CEO Kitty Pope is not aware of any sex shows being streamed from any branch, but she did say a complaint was made about a woman taking photos of her genitalia.
After watching two videos shown to her by CBC, Pope believes the woman who was taking photos may have been lilsecrett. Pope said library staff banned the woman who was taking photos at the Riverside branch.
"We've asked her to leave from this facility for inappropriate behaviour," she said during an interview at the Riverside branch. "We were notified by a customer that there was inappropriate behaviour happening here.
"The next time the patron came in, we notified her that kind of behaviour was not appropriate in a public place and she was to leave. That's all we've heard."
She said police were notified of the incident "but they didn’t have a lot to go on."
She said she will once again contact police.
"We'll be referring it to the police right away," Pope said. "Certainly the staff, the board and the police will do everything in their power to make sure the Windsor Public Library is a safe place for everybody."
No complaints made to police
Staff Sgt. Brad Hill said he is not aware of any formal complaint made to police.
'Is it morally incorrect? Certainly.' - Staff Sgt. Brad Hill, Windsor police
"If we had a complaint it could possibly be an indecent act," he said. "Is it morally incorrect? Certainly. But we have to investigate what we get reported to us.
"If we got a call to the library that this person was there, patrol would have responded to the library and dealt with it firsthand."
A woman who goes by the name JuJu performed on MyFreeCams.com for a few months, during the same time period lilsecrett used the site. JuJu, who asked that her real name not be used because she fears for her safety, said she isn't surprised by the public sex shows.
"These types of public shows have become very, very popular, and very lucrative," she said.
Some audience members tip larger amounts of money for more public and risky behaviour, she said.
JuJu is concerned about public sex shows being streamed online and unintentionally showing children.
"It makes me feel like pedophiles and sex offenders can now buy that video and sit there and get their rocks off while these children are running around in this video," she said.
Not child porn
The appearance of a child also concerns Const. Shawn Diotte of the Windsor Police Service's internet child exploitation unit.
"My biggest concern is the fact there were children in the library at the time when this was going on. That isn't material that children that age should be seeing," he said.
However, the video isn't child pornography, he said.
"The child is not involved in the explicit sex act, the child just so happens to be in the background. It doesn't make it right. However, it doesn't fall into child pornography," Diotte said.