Sister of man arrested after lewd act speaks out

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Michael Henson. (Photo: Montgomery County Jail)
Michael Henson. (Photo: Montgomery County Jail)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The sister of the man arrested August 16 after a witness told police she saw him perform a lewd act with a parked van spoke exclusively with 2 NEWS and she says her brother needs help.

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The sister, who does not want to  be identified, tells us she wants her brother, Michael Henson, to get the help he needs. We spoke with her on Friday and at that time she had not spoken with her brother in quite some time.

The sister said, “I know you can’t help an addict unless they want it,” but she is frustrated by the system and wants more to be done. She says it’s a much bigger problem which affects people in addition to her brother. She says family can’t get him the help he needs alone.

She says Henson’s addiction keeps getting worse and she doesn’t know what to do. She also says if she can’t get her brother help, maybe someone else who struggles with this problem can get the help they need.

She is frustrated by the problem. She told us people are more worried about who is running for president than what is going on in their own backyard.

The sister still has faith. She believes he can come back from his addiction even though she knows it will be difficult.

She hopes that people will see this story and take action. She wants her brother back, but she also wants those in power to provide help to those who she says need it most.

2 NEWS spoke with Henson’s sister Monday. She told us she was able to visit her brother over the weekend and it was a “very emotional visit.” He told her during that visit in the Montgomery County jail  that he wants help.

Michael Henson was arrested Tuesday for public indecency. He was released from the Montgomery County jail Monday night. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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