Michigan home inspector is caught ‘pleasuring himself with an Elmo doll in a child’s nursery’

Michigan home inspector is caught ‘pleasuring himself with an Elmo doll in a child’s nursery’ by family’s security camera and arrested for indecent exposure

  • Kevin Wayne VanLuven, 59, was allegedly seen touching himself in the nursery
  • He was caught on camera by the owner who had left for the March 12 inspection
  • VanLuven was charged with indecent exposure and destruction of property

A man was arrested and charged on Wednesday after he was caught on camera pleasuring himself with an Elmo doll during a home inspection in Michigan.

Kevin Wayne VanLuven of Clarkston was seen by the 22-year-old female homeowner allegedly using the doll to touch himself while he was meant to be inspecting her house.

The Oxford township woman told detectives VanLuven was granted access to the property to carry out what they thought was a routine home inspection prior to its sale on March 12.

Kevin Wayne VanLuven, 59, of Clarkston was arrested and charged on Wednesday after he was caught on camera pleasuring himself with an Elmo doll during a home inspection in Michigan

She and her partner had left the house to allow VanLuven time to carry out the inspection.

While the couple were away, however, the 22-year-old received a phone alert saying there was movement in the nursery.

Thinking nothing of it, she open her phone and watched VanLuven, through a camera installed in the room.

She told police she saw VanLuven allegedly begin touching himself before picking up the Elmo doll and using it to pleasure himself.

He then returned the doll to its original location.

The homeowner recorded the incident and later called police to the property.

VanLuven initially denied the allegation in question, telling police he had moved the doll to inspect an electrical outlet.

The 59-year-old was remanded in custody and charged with aggravated indecent exposure and malicious destruction of property under $200 at a district court on Wednesday

The 59-year-old was remanded in custody and charged with aggravated indecent exposure and malicious destruction of property under $200 at a district court on Wednesday

He later made incriminating statements and apologized for his actions after he was told there was a camera in the nursery.

VanLuven was attending the property to carry out a routine home inspection with the prospective buyers real estate agent when the incident took place.

He was remanded in custody and charged with aggravated indecent exposure and malicious destruction of property under $200 at a district court on Wednesday.

Aggravated indecent exposure carries a maximum two year jail sentence as well as a $2,000 fine.

Malicious destruction of property carries up to 93 days in prison and a $500 fine.

Magistrate Karen Holt set a $2,500 surety bond on the charges.

Holt also set conditions for VanLuven who is not allowed to be alone in any residential property he does not own, or have contact with the victims.

VanLuven will also face a mental health assessment as well as drug and alcohol tests under the court orders.

Of his arrest Sheriff Michael Bouchard said: ‘Just when I think I have seen it all, someone steps up and surprises me with a new level of disturbing actions.

‘Sadly, in today’s world we cannot take it on faith that the people we let into our homes can be trusted.

‘We cannot always presume that employers have done their job and have confidence their employees are trustworthy and are there to do the job for which they’ve been hired.

‘This is a disgusting reminder to be cautious about who you let into your home. The actions of these homeowners will likely prevent this defendant from going into anyone else’s home.’

VanLuven next court appearance is April 19 before Judge Nancy Carniak.

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