Man guilty of lewd behavior in mall bathroom

LACONIA — A Belknap County jury yesterday found a Laconia man guilty of one count of felony lewd and indecent exposure after he was arrested for masturbating in a men's room at the Belknap Mall in Belmont.
Belknap County Prosecutor Melissa Guldbrandsen said Robert Maurais, no age or address given, was charged with a felony because this was the second similar offense for him.
She said the Belmont Police did an excellent job investigating the case because public bathrooms should be safe.