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'Cruising For Sex' Website Rates L.A. Central Library As Hotspot For Hook-Ups

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The LAPD recently cracked down on folks getting down at the library over the past year. With 14 undercover sting operations under their belts and officers patrolling the library grounds, the LAPD has arrested nine people for "lewd acts," reported Downtown News.

"We’ve seen sexual activity in other places throughout the region, parks and public bathrooms,” Capt. Mike Oreb told Downtown News. "[We’re] not sure why anyone’s decided to focus on the bathrooms at the library."

We ran across several reviews of the Central Library on, a male hook-up website, and it turns out the place received a four-out-of-five star rating on just how preferable it was to have sex there. A user on the site started a thread back in 2011 with the subject line: "Cruisy toilet in the underground." He wrote:

Best cruising location in LA, this library has 8 floors with restrooms on every floor, but most cruising happens in the underground restrooms since 4 of the floors are above ground and 4 floors are underground. The underground floors are really quiet and really empty even during rush hour. Walk into any one of these restrooms and there's two urinals right next to each other and all the stalls have reflective tiles so you can see everything. Usually straight guys won't go in here because they know what happens. It is a library so you can be any race, any age, and you don't need a library card unless you are checking something out. Have had everything from blowjobs to anal to a 5-guy orgy in the last stall, which is HUGE and perfect for up to 6 guys. Literally from the moment they open to the moment they close, there's almost always action.

However, another user was on to the cops according to an update on the website on August 2, 2013:
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Not a good place to go. Too many smelly people and last time I went there, I saw what appeared to be a police sting. They were walking a lot of people out who were handcuffed. Crazy.