Sex Offender Arrested, Admits Watching Porn in Library

November 17, 2010 Updated Nov 17, 2010 at 7:52 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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November 17, 2010 Updated Nov 17, 2010 at 7:52 PM EDT

A level two sex offender is back behind bars tonight after allegedly looking at pornography on a computer at a public libraray with children nearby. 52-year-old Peter Garvey admitted to watching porn at the Warsaw Public Library in Wyoming County. According to report filed with the Warsaw Police Department, a teen who was sitting right next to Garvey observed him looking at images of women tied up on his computer. Another teen claims the images were of young girls. After being questioned by police, Garvey admitted to watching porn but insists it was not of children.

"I was shocked, absolutely shocked because we have a small quite town and to have to deal with something like that is offensive," said Warsaw Town Supervisor Becky Ryan.

Supervisor Ryan adds the library's board of trustees is now trying to add security cameras to the building and has implemented tighter filters on its computers. Garvey was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. He remains at the Wyoming County Jail on $2,500 bail.