Homeless Man Accused Of Performing Lewd Act While Watching Porn At Laguna Beach Library

LAGUNA BEACH (CBS) — A homeless man accused of performing a lewd act while watching pornography at a public library has been arrested, Laguna Beach Sgt. John Falk confirmed to CBS2.

The incident at Laguna Beach Library was reported to authorities about 2:47 p.m. Saturday.

Laguna Beach Sgt. Eric Lee told the Orange County Register that a library patron upon witnessing the suspect’s conduct reportedly asked him to stop, but he declined and police were called.

Upon arrival, officers found the accused, identified as Joseph Clairence Cormier II, and several other transients allegedly looking at porn on the library’s computers, according to the Register.

It was unclear how many other homeless men were with Cormier at the time.

Lee said Cormier, 46, was booked on misdemeanor lewd conduct but has since been released.

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  1. ((((LOUD)))) says:

    where’s all the white people’s comments? If it had been a hispanic there would have been so many. You like to rip everyone else, but when it comes to your own nothing but complete silence.

  2. The Big Logic says:

    No violence here as with the Latinos, or Blacks, so there really isn’t much to say except he should be kept for observation at a nut house. BIG difference there Jose!

  3. Maggie says:

    “where’s all the white people’s comments” what a racist, dividing tone and statement. This type of aggression is intolerable and sad. Ignorant comments only worsen not solve anything.
    Meanwhile– the article– sticking to the subject– shows a perverted, sick homeless person using computers for porn. Lock the computers from any porn sites– kick the guy out forever– when he was arrested he should have been held until the court trial. Laguna has always had the idea that all homeless people are harmless. A pervert is a pervert no matter what race or socio-economic standing. He should go to prison period. If a little child gets raped, killed or molested they will finally do something. When they decide to clean up the streets there–form drugs and perverts– it will stop attracting more perverts. ZERO tolerance. This is where parents always dropped off their children to be in a safe environment- or they walked in small groups.
    Anyone who can do something like that in public is way out of control AND has no boundaries And thus is more than a nuance– they are a high risk criminal period no matter what race. Crime is crime–

  4. darn it says:

    The homeless shouldnt be in public libraries in the first place!

  5. Maggie says:

    I dont think homeless houldnt be in libraries– it is congregating– as in teens, homeless etc. The difference is the homeless there are older– and it is not like they are getting out of the heat or cold— there are shelters, free meals, assistance etc. The beach is a temperate climate– so they are losers hanging out–watching porn at the taxpayers expense and at the risk of children and whomever–

  6. ((((LOUD)))) says:

    @Maggie it’s obvious that you do not frequent this blog, because if you have then my statement would make sense. I made the statement because I have come on to this site several times only to be hammered about my race. Hispanics this and that and also to see Ni@@er and knuckle dragger, so please don’t get offended by the truth. Frequent this site and you will see exactly what I am talking about.@ Big Lopsided..you can make the wise cracks all you want but you know that violence, perversion, deviant acts ARE ALL ACROSS THE BOARD… Agreed Maggie, no offense.

    1. Maggie says:

      OK. I think I understand now— it is a shame because the world is so violent and words have so much power- they can diffuse or they can incite.
      Slang or racist names should be disallowed here at this site–
      If you think of it–a good teacher does not allow this OR angry, inciteful words. And that is in reference to kids–adults who do not know better need to get counseling. It is understandable to get angry at times, and sometimes our experience with a group of people can be so negative but one should not give POWER to ignorance.Better to saynothing then to say hateful things– they do the world harm. It just reverberates everywhere– the more hate- the more hate. And the opposite. I dont love everyone for sure–sorry to say-but being angry is different than discounting a group of people. It is becoming too common.
      I also do think that it is easier to hide behind a pretend name– the same people who say those things would be hesitant and reluctant to do so if they had to sign their name dont you think?
      Meanwhile— the homeless man should be run out of that library. It is insane what we tolerate nowadays.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Joseph Cormier is an african american.

  8. Maggie says:

    whatever he iis- he belongs off the streets and behind bars. Back 20 years ago there was a homeless guy- black- that went by the name of clarence who dealt drugs and harassed children– wondering if he is the same one. This guy always wore dreadlocks, smoked pot, drank and sold drugs for the local drug dealer on the side. Everyone knew–but he never went to prison,. If this is the same guy- Laguna police need to initiate some drastic changes in how they treat homeless.

  9. Linda says:

    Why is there porn on a public library computer to begin with. Children have access to library computers and should not be exposed to trash. I don’t want to hear its Freedom of Speech or First Ammendment Rights either, porn is straight out filth and should not be accessible in public libraries.

    1. Maggie says:

      exactly Linda. This is a man that probably gets assistance– food etc., contributes nothing to anyone else, jeopordizes children and others, takes advantage of government services-such as the library which is public, and can utilize his time like this.
      I think enough is enough– fear of being politically incorrect makes everyone do nothing about such a serious behaviour.
      A criminal, a lewd person, a non-productive person–and he is free to oublicly repeat this criminal behaviour. I cant imagine what parents are thinking– but get together and DO something about it. Boycott the library until they lock the computers from porn sites. If parents at home can do it a public library can–

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