A man renting a room as an Airbnb guest allegedly tried to sexually assault a 7-year-old girl at a home in Minnesota, where the girl’s father found the creep lying naked next to his daughter in bed, prosecutors said.
Derrick Aaron Kinchen, 28, of Lansing, Michigan, was scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday after cops, responding to a report of an attempted attack at the girl’s Minnetonka home, arrested the man Sunday — when they found him in a fishing boat wearing nothing but a suit coat, the Minnesota Star Tribune reports.
The girl’s father told cops that Kinchen was a guest in their home who rented a spare bedroom through Airbnb. He told police that he and his wife put the girl to bed in their bedroom and then heard Kinchen return to the home from a wedding around midnight.
About 15 minutes later, the girl’s father walked toward the bedroom and found the door open, with lights on inside the room. He said he soon spotted Kinchen lying nude next to his daughter.
“The defendant was naked and his penis was erect,” the father said, according to a statement of probable cause obtained by the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. “[The girl’s] nightgown was pulled up and [her father] could see [her] stomach and underwear.”
The man yelled at Kinchen, who then grabbed his suit coat and wallet before running out of the home.
Cops used a police dog to hunt for Kinchen, who was later arrested inside a “partly covered fishing boat” at a nearby home, according to the statement of probable cause.
“The defendant was naked except for a suit coat,” the document reads.
The girl later told police she woke up to find a naked Kinchen entering her parents’ room before he whispered something into her ear, making her think that he “wanted her to keep a secret from her mom and dad,” according to the statement of probable cause.
Kinchen pulled down her underwear and was touching his penis when her father walked into the room, the girl told police.
Kinchen remained jailed on $250,000 bail Wednesday and faces one felony count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct of a victim under 13, the Star Tribune reports.
Kinchen had no previous convictions for violent crimes or sex offenses, a source told The Post. Airbnb officials, meanwhile, said the “abhorrent behavior” reported by the girl’s family has no place in its hospitality service.
“We are focused on providing our host family with our full support, we are working with the local police to ensure they have our assistance, and we banned this user from our community,” company spokesman Ben Breit said. “Keeping our community safe is the most important thing we do. None of our hosts should ever have to deal with anything like this.”
CREDIT: NY POST