Michigan house inspector is caught ‘pleasing himself with an Elmo doll in a child’s nursery’ by family security camera and arrested for indecent exposure
- Kevin Wayne VanLuven, 59, was reportedly seen touching himself in the nursery
- He was caught on camera by the owner who had left for the March 12 inspection
- VanLuven was accused of indecent exposure and destruction of properties
A man was arrested and charged on Wednesday after being caught on camera committing himself with an Elmo doll during a home inspection in Michigan.
Clarkston’s Kevin Wayne VanLuven was spotted by the 22-year-old female homeowner who reportedly used the doll to touch herself while working in her home.
The Oxford township woman told investigators that VanLuven had been given access to the property to conduct, they believed, a routine home inspection prior to the sale on March 12.
Clarkston’s Kevin Wayne VanLuven, 59, was arrested and charged on Wednesday after being caught on camera committing himself with an Elmo doll during a Michigan home inspection
She had gone out with her partner to give VanLuven time to carry out the inspection.
However, while the couple was away, the 22-year-old received a telephone alert that there was movement in the nursery.
She didn’t think about it, opened her phone and watched VanLuven through a camera installed in the room.
She told police that she saw VanLuven begin to touch herself before picking up the Elmo doll and using it to please herself.
He then returned the doll to its original location.
The homeowner recorded the incident and later called the police to the property.
VanLuven initially denied the charge, telling police he moved the doll to inspect an outlet.
The 59-year-old was remanded in custody on Wednesday and charged with aggravated indecent exposure and malicious destruction of properties under $ 200 in a district court on Wednesday
He later made incriminating statements and apologized for his actions after being told there was a camera in the nursery.
VanLuven was there on behalf of the broker of the prospective buyers when the incident took place.
He was remanded in custody and charged with aggravated indecent exposure and malicious destruction of properties under $ 200 in a district court on Wednesday.
Aggravated indecent exposure carries a sentence of up to two years in prison and a fine of $ 2,000.
Malicious destruction of property carries up to 93 days in prison and a fine of $ 500.
Magistrate Karen Holt has posted $ 2500 bail on the charges.
Holt also set conditions for VanLuven. He must not be alone in a house he does not own or have contact with the victims.
VanLuven will also be subject to a mental health assessment and drug and alcohol testing on court orders.
About his arrest, Sheriff Michael Bouchard said, “Just when I think I’ve seen it all, someone comes forward and surprises me with a new level of disturbing action.
Unfortunately, in today’s world, we cannot believe that the people we let into our homes can be trusted.
‘We cannot always assume that employers have done their job and can trust their employees to be reliable and there to do the work for which they were hired.
This is a disgusting reminder to be careful who you let into your house. The actions of these homeowners are likely to prevent this suspect from coming to someone else’s home. ‘
VanLuven’s next appearance is on April 19 before Judge Nancy Carniak.