A Granite City man is accused of exposing himself to a school bus full of children. Police say 33-year-old Nicholas Patrick has been charged with child exploitation and is being held on 30-thousand-dollars bond in the Madison County Jail. He was charged last Thursday following two incidents along Ohio Avenue.
Authorities say the incident occurred when Patrick allegedly committed the acts in front of a bus carrying students who attend Prather Elementary School. The district has since changed the bus route.