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

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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 working in 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

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

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 opened her phone and watched VanLuven, through a camera installed in the room. 

She told police she saw VanLuven 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. 

The footage shows Vanluven apparently touching himself with his backed turned away from the camera

The footage shows Vanluven apparently touching himself with his backed turned away from the camera

The footage shows Vanluven apparently touching himself with his backed turned away from the camera

The 59-year-old then turns around, while appearing to fiddle with his flies, and starts to walk back across the nursery

The 59-year-old then turns around, while appearing to fiddle with his flies, and starts to walk back across the nursery

The 59-year-old then turns around, while appearing to fiddle with his flies, and starts to walk back across the nursery

VanLuven appears to be returning the toy to where he found it, after using the child's toy to pleasure himself

VanLuven appears to be returning the toy to where he found it, after using the child's toy to pleasure himself

VanLuven appears to be returning the toy to where he found it, after using the child’s toy to pleasure himself

VanLuven initially denied the allegations, telling police he had moved the doll to inspect an electrical outlet, but he later made incriminating statements when it transpired there was a camera in the room

VanLuven initially denied the allegations, telling police he had moved the doll to inspect an electrical outlet, but he later made incriminating statements when it transpired there was a camera in the room

VanLuven initially denied the allegations, telling police he had moved the doll to inspect an electrical outlet, but he later made incriminating statements when it transpired there was a camera in the room

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

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

VanLuven was there on behalf of 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. 

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

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

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

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

VanLuven also will 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. 

VanLuven next court appearance is April 19 before Judge Nancy Carniak. If convicted, he faces two years in prison for aggravated indecent assault and a further 93 days for malicious destruction of property, as well as large fines

VanLuven next court appearance is April 19 before Judge Nancy Carniak. If convicted, he faces two years in prison for aggravated indecent assault and a further 93 days for malicious destruction of property, as well as large fines

VanLuven next court appearance is April 19 before Judge Nancy Carniak. If convicted, he faces two years in prison for aggravated indecent assault and a further 93 days for malicious destruction of property, as well as large fines

This post first appeared on dailymail.co.uk

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