XENIA, OH – An Ohio transgender woman is facing several counts of indecent exposure after they allegedly exposed themselves to underage girls in a YMCA locker room during incidents that originally took place in 2021 and 2022, according to authorities.
Darren Glines, 31, was charged with three counts of indecent exposure, as per Xenia Municipal Court documents.
Glines – a biological male who identifies as female and goes by the feminine name of Rachel – has not had any gender-affirming surgery and still possesses male genitalia, which they allegedly had on display in the YMCA locker room on at least three occasions while children were present, according to the complaint.
The criminal complaints were filed with authorities after other women in the YMCA locker room had previously brought their concerns over “seeing a naked male in the female’s locker room” to the establishment’s front desk, only to be purportedly ignored and even chastised by staff members.
Xenia City Council president William Urschel, while attending a recent meeting of the Greene County Tea Party, was heard via audio captured at the event commenting on the claims of one of Glines’ alleged victims.
“So she went to the front desk and said, ‘Hey, I don’t know if you know what’s going on, but there’s a naked man in there,'” Urschel reportedly said. “She was informed, ‘No, this is actually a woman, and that you shouldn’t be disturbed by this.'”
The YMCA of Greater Dayton issued a statement saying that while they would abide by any local laws, they would nonetheless continue to respect the feelings of their transgender members as well.
“Under no circumstance will we investigate an individual’s birth identity and then assign individuals to locker rooms,” the YMCA statement said. “That would be counter to the law, counter to respect for all people and it is not who or what we are as an organization,” the statement said.