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Man charged with indecent exposure near York school

YORK, S.C. -- A Gaston County Children’s Protective Services employee is accused of urinating in front of a York County school Monday while students were being dismissed.

York police say Derrick Sean Hensley, 44, of Gastonia, was charged with indecent exposure and DUI in the incident, which was reported about 2:30 p.m. near York Intermediate School, on U.S. 321 south of York’s downtown business district.

Police say witnesses told them a man got out of a gold Kia van and urinated in a grassy area in front of the school. According to police, a school administrator identified the man sitting in the van as the person who had urinated.

Police say they detected a strong odor of alcohol inside the van, and they say the man -- whom they say was Hensley -- had difficulty standing when he tried to get his wallet out of his pants pocket.

There was no indication why Hensley was in York County at the time.

He remained jailed Friday in York County under $5,500 bond, according to the jail website. Police records show Hensley was arrested last July 2 by Gastonia police on DWI charges.

There is no word Friday if Hensley has been disciplined by his employers in Gaston County.

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