MINNEAPOLIS (WWJ/AP) – A Michigan man who was a guest at an Airbnb in suburban Minneapolis is accused of trying to sexually assault the host’s 7-year-old daughter.
Twenty-eight-year-old Derrick Kinchen of Lansing was charged Tuesday with second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim under 13.
Police were called to the family’s home in Minnetonka early Sunday. The girl’s father said Kinchen had rented their spare bedroom through the Airbnb website. According to the complaint, Kinchen arrived home from a wedding around midnight, and about 15 minutes later the father walked into his bedroom and saw Kinchen lying naked on the bed next to his daughter.
The father yelled at Kinchen, who fled. Police found Kinchen hiding in a fishing boat, wearing only a suit coat.
Kinchen is due in court Wednesday.
Airbnb released a statement regarding the shocking incident. “The reported abhorrent behavior has no place on Airbnb and we will not tolerate it. 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. Keeping our community safe is the most important thing we do. None of our hosts should ever have to deal with anything like this.”
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