Sex Offender Arrested, Accused of Exposing Himself at Eastern Michigan University

A registered sex offender is expected to face felony charges Friday in connection to accusations he exposed himself to students on Eastern Michigan University’s campus.

It is the latest of several sex-related crimes tied to the university.

Gregory Gentles, 37, was arrested after a business owner in Ypsilanti spotted him and contacted police, WDIV-TV (Channel 4) reported. He had moved to Ypsilanti earlier this year, and, police said, flashed students at the library and other places.

In August, a Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputy was accused of rape, while he was a student at the university from 2016 to early 2018. Sheriff’s Deputy D’Angelo McWilliams of Canton was arraigned on three counts of criminal sexual conduct and one count of domestic violence.

And last month, a 24-year-old Monroe man, Dustyn Durbin, was bound over for trial, accused of sexually assaulting several women at the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity house for several years, according to the charges at his preliminary examination.

The university, in late September, said it hired an outside firm, Cozen O’Connor, to review its handling of Title IX cases — which protects people from discrimination based on sex — as multiple graduates are accused of sexually assaulting women during their time there.

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