Easley Residents Shocked to Discover Gay Cruising in Public Restrooms

James Michael Stewart Bathroom Pervert

Which I assume means Easley residents rarely use public restrooms. To be fair though this story is more about the Internet making “cruising” easier for those who enjoy anonymous mutual masturbation sessions (at best) in public places. Now gay cruising is less of a, shall we say, slap dash affair.

Via Trench Reynolds’ CraigsCrimeList we find 46-year-old James Michael Stewart (pictured above) who used the Internet crime facilitation network Craigslist to advertise for anonymous people to meet him in the Easley public library branch (the Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library) bathroom for an anonymous rendezvous .

A library patron, who happened to be perusing the section of Craigslist where men seek anonymous gay sex, alerted the library director to Stewart’s ad. The patron apparently had already made contact with Stewart and arranged for the restroom Romeo to show up before telling director Allison Anderson.

Sounds like Stewart has an angry ex.

Long story short, police send a detective for a sting and while shoring up the investigation find that Stewart was one of five people looking for a little bathroom bawdiness that day and using Craigslist to do it. Five. In one day.

If you’re from the big city like me that number seems low but the Easley police are shocked to discover that men’s room floors are sticky for a reason. Call me jaded but I’m really not shocked by this. I’d be more shocked if you could find a men’s room in a library where there weren’t guys rubbing one out.

WSPA says Stewart is being held on $1500 bond and police are being very careful to say no children were involved in this incident but parents should stay with their kids at all times. Because suddenly it’s not safe to let your kids wander around by themselves in libraries full of homeless people, people who don’t want to have their Internet activity traced back to their house and the other assorted dregs who have nothing better to do with their time but lurk in a public building.

Libraries aren’t safe places for children to be alone, and sex in the bathroom is just the tip of the iceberg as to why. The blog Safe Libraries should be required reading for every parent.

h/t Trench


10 Responses to “Easley Residents Shocked to Discover Gay Cruising in Public Restrooms”

  1. Trench on May 29th, 2010 12:29 am

    Internet crime facilitation network. I like that. I may have to borrow that one. I’ve been using the online hive of scum and villainy.

  2. Rob Taylor on May 29th, 2010 12:31 am

    Six in one hand, half dozen in the other.

    I’m not sure but this might be the first time I’ve heard of Craigslist being used to get back at a cheating boyfriend or ex.

  3. Dan Kleinman on May 29th, 2010 10:48 am

    Thank you for recommending SafeLibraries. A look at the archives will show this is a blog totally unlike others in that you’ll get information needed to counteract the “anything goes” propaganda of the American Library Association. See http://preview.tinyurl.com/WillManley/

    Please consider subscribing to the SafeLibraries blog.

  4. Donnie on March 1st, 2011 11:18 pm

    These types of people need to be stopped. Our neighborhoods are no longer safe with this gay cruising happening under our noses. I don’t mind if a man wants to follow a relationship with another man, but using public spaces for this is unacceptable. I have seen craiglist and other used for cruising, sometimes they even use rest stops on highways. Maybe if they were allowed to marry this wouldn’t happen?

  5. Gay Diva 1978 on January 7th, 2013 1:15 pm

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  6. Gay Diva 1978 on January 7th, 2013 1:17 pm

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  9. kjb on November 28th, 2015 4:54 pm

    I need to move to the bay area. SC is exactly what you described it to be. And I’m sick of it. But i Gaurantee you that in time will change. Like 2pak says that’s just the way it is. Things will never be the same.

  10. kjb on November 28th, 2015 4:55 pm

    I need to move to the bay area. SC is exactly what you described it to be Gay Diva. And I’m sick of it. But i Gaurantee you that in time will change. Like 2pak says that’s just the way it is. Things will never be the same.

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