Michigan Home Inspector Found Guilty Of Indecent Exposure With Elmo
A Michigan home inspector has been found guilty of one of two charges for pleasuring himself with an Elmo doll while going through a Michigan home earlier this year.
Kevin Wayne VanLuven of Clarkston was convicted on Wednesday of aggravated indecent exposure after authorities said he used a child's Elmo doll to pleasure himself during the home inspection.
Michigan Home Inspector Caught On Camera Pleasuring Himself With Elmo Doll
Back in April of 2021 Vanluven was inspecting a home in Oxford and ended up being caught on camera in a child's room pleasuring himself with an Elmo doll that he had found.
How Did He Get Caught?
The homeowners were there when Vanluven and the sales agent arrived and let them inside and left so Vanluven could conduct the inspection. While the couple was out they got a motion alert in their child's room and turned out the camera to see Vanluven facing the closet and touching himself. The couple started recording the video and Vanluven then picked up a child's Elmo doll and started pleasuring himself with the doll.
Vanluven Lied To Police When Question About The Incident
While being questioned by police about the incident Vanluven denied anything happened and said that he moved the Elmo doll to inspect an electrical outlet. When authorities told him that the room had a nursery camera in it he apologized and told them the truth.
VanLuven Convicted On One Of Two Charges
On Wednesday, VanLuven was convicted of a misdemeanor count of indecent exposure and not guilty of destruction of property. He will be sentenced in December
What Is Indecent Exposure In Michigan?
Under Michigan law, Indecent Exposure offenses happen when a person reveals his or her private body parts to another person and that person does not wish to see them.
Michigan Law Has Two Different Types Of Indecent Exposure
According to Sex Crime Attorneys Simple Indecent Exposure occurs when a person is “knowingly making any open or indecent exposure of his or her person to another person.” This means that revealing your genitals or another private body part to another person, or putting yourself in a situation where you know someone else could see these private body parts, is enough for you to be charged with indecent exposure. Michigan classifies Simple Indecent Exposure as a misdemeanor crime. If charged with this, you could face up to one year in jail, up to a $1,000 fine, or both.
The other type of Indecent Exposure is Aggravated Indecent Exposure, which occurs when a person exposes their private body parts and fondles them in front of another person. Oftentimes, offenders mostly do this for sexual gratification. This could be fondling the genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, for females, the breasts. Michigan classifies Aggravated Indecent Exposure as a felony crime. If charged with this, you could face up to two years in prison, up to a $2,000 fine, or both. On top of this, you will be required to register on Michigan’s public Sex Offender Registry.