A Dallas Central Library Worker Was Fired For Having Sex on the Job

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Sheldrick Newton
For eight years, Sheldrick Newton worked a menial job at Dallas' Central Library while harboring larger ambitions.

"I am a very talented person and can fit just about any part," he wrote in his ExploreTalent.com profile. "[M]ost people see me as a person who could possibly put a movie or a sitcom for television and produce and direct it and have it become a hit show."

He'll have to realize his career in show business without the financial backstop of a city job. He was fired on October 2.

What for? According to city documents, Nelson had sex with a woman "in a public area at the Library while he was on duty, during his work day." Twice.

The woman initially reported the incidents to Dallas police as sexual assault but later asked the department to drop its criminal investigation. They did, forwarding the matter to city auditors, who concluded that, while the sex may have been consensual, it violated any number of personnel rules and "creates a negative public perception and a public trust concern."

One can't, after all, put books in their proper place when one is busy putting other things in theirs. The audit report is light on detail, perhaps mercifully so, but it would be nice if it provided a more specific definition of "public area," since that's a place one might want to avoid.

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See, this is where all that unearned self-esteem fluffing gets you.


You might need to get your fact straight before putting out BS like this I know both that were involved and the police didn't drop the charges because she ask them too but yet because they knew she was lying about the incident that had supposedly took place. But maybe someone should send the story to the Late Night Show, Operah Winfrey Show, and other networks and maybe we can get him some money and he can become famous just like alot of other people for their sex acts. Hell give him a reality show about Sex In The Work Place!!!!!

RTGolden1 topcommenter

Stacks, Cracks and Racks: A Poetic Anthology.  by Ben Dover.


"Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorence on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing is frowned upon... you know, cause I've worked in a lot of [libraries], and I tell you, people do that all the time."


Haven't the homeless people been doing that in the bathrooms there for years?


He's giving bibliophiles a bad name.

Montemalone topcommenter

Sounds like a hit!

Workin' the Stacks at the Pubic Library

Coming soon to Bravo.

(yes, I spelled it that way on purpose)


"[M]ost people see me as a person who could possibly put a movie or a sitcom for television and produce and direct it and have it become a hit show."

Yes, of course. After all, most successful TV and movie directors and producers got their start after getting busted boinking a stranger among the stacks of their local public library.


I believe that under the Dewey Decimal System this would be filed in the 791's...Public Performances.


What a tragedy. Institutional racism rears its ugly head once again.

A petition should be started to give young Sheldrick a job. Perhaps Eric Nicholson's job.


He harbored larger ambitions, what's a guy to do?

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter


I'm not so sure ... the following could work as well ...

170 -- Ethics

176 -- Ethics of sex and reproduction

304 -- Factors affecting social behavior

390 -- Customs, etiquette, folklore

577 -- General Nature of Life

618 -- Gynecology and other medical specialities

636 -- Animal Husbandry

640 -- Home economics and family living

793 -- Indoor games and amusements

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