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S is for Sick: Home inspector allegedly pleasures himself using Elmo doll in nursey

Source: Oakland County Sheriff's Office

Apr. 8 2021, Updated 12:48 p.m. ET

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The wrong kind of tickle….

A home inspector in Michigan faces charges after he pleasured himself with an Elmo doll during an inspection, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Kevin Wayne VanLuven, 59, was charged with aggravated indecent exposure and malicious destruction of property.

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On March 12, VanLuven was inspecting a home in Oxford Township before its sale.

The sellers told police that VanLuven and the real estate agent came to the home. A nursey camera alerted the homeowner there was movement in the nursey, according to the sheriff’s office. 

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One of the owners checked her phone and saw VanLuven touching himself and she recorded the incident, according to the sheriff’s office. 

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VanLuven got the Elmo doll from the nursey and appeared to pleasure himself with the toy, according to the sheriff’s office. He then returned the popular Sesame Street character to his original spot. Deputies arrested VanLuven on April 7.  

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During questioning, VanLuven said he moved the doll to inspect an electrical outlet, but did nothing else, according to the sheriff’s office. When he was told there was a camera, he made incriminating statements and apologized, police noted. 

VanLuven was arraigned on April 7 and bail was set at $2,500. 

“Just when I think I have seen it all, someone steps up and surprises me with a new level of disturbing actions,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “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.”


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