Detroit-area home inspector allegedly caught on video ‘pleasuring himself’ with Elmo doll
Rochester Hills – A Clarkston man who prosecutors claim was accidentally registered on a house inspection allegedly enjoying an Elmo doll from “Sesame Street” was tried in District Court 52-3 on Wednesday for two Offense charged.
Kevin Wayne VanLuven, 59, has been charged with aggravated indecent exposure and malicious destruction of property under $ 200. Judge Karen Holt bailed VanLuven for $ 2,500 and set various conditions on his bail, including drug and alcohol tests, a mental health rating, that he had no contact with the alleged victims and that he was “not in.” a residential property that he does not have ‘city, village. “
Heightened indecent exposure is the more serious charge, resulting in a prison sentence of up to two years and a $ 2,000 fine. The base fee is a 93 day offense.
“Just when I think I’ve seen it all, someone walks up to me and surprises me with a new level of disruptive action,” said Michael Bouchard, Oakland County Sheriff. “Unfortunately, in today’s world we cannot assume that the people we let into our homes can be trusted. We cannot always assume that employers have done their job and trust that their employees are trustworthy and there for the work they were hired to do.
“This is a disgusting reminder to be careful who you let into your home. The actions of these homeowners will likely prevent this defendant from going into someone else’s home.”
VanLuven was arrested on Wednesday without incident by members of the Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Apprehension Team. His arrest follows a March 12 incident at the home of an Oxford Township couple who had their home inspected before it was sold to potential buyers.
According to a press release, the couple told detectives they let VanLuven and the real estate agent into their home for the buyers and left. A kindergarten camera alerted the 22-year-old homeowner’s phone that something was moving in the kindergarten.
She checked her phone and told the police she saw VanLuven in the nursery. As she continued to watch, he allegedly started touching himself and she started recording the incident. VanLuven then took an Elmo doll out of the closet and supposedly appeared to be having fun with the doll. Then he put the doll back on the cabinet floor.
The MPs were called home. During questioning, VanLuven said he moved the doll to inspect an outlet but did nothing else. When VanLuven learned that there was a camera in the nursery, he allegedly made incriminating statements and apologized.
His next appearance in court is scheduled for April 19th before the judge at the Nancy Carniak District Court.