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Report: Airbnb Guest Arrested For Attempting To Sexually Assault Host's 7-Year-Old Daughter

Um. Go hug your loved ones. And maybe go lock your doors. Or something. Obviously, this story is not a fun one. Sorry in advance.

Police in Minnesota have arrested a 28-year-old man, after he allegedly attempted to sexually assault a 7-year-old girl who lived in an Airbnb spot. He stayed there as a guest over the weekend.

Ugh. Wow. Just wow.

The Pioneer Press is reporting that Michigan native Derrick Aaron Kinchen has been charged with criminal sexual conduct by the Hennepin County attorney’s office in Minnesota. 

Authorities say that Derrick was renting a room in a Minnetonka house on September 24, where the girl’s unidentified father was also living. After Derrick returned back to the house from a wedding, the homeowner reportedly saw him in bed with his daughter.

Yeah, we would lose our minds if we walked into a scene like that. Honestly, the idea of discovering a stranger in bed with a child makes us sick to our stomachs. 

Charges state that Derrick was lying naked in the bed and that the child’s nightgown was pulled up. Woooww. 

The father then apparently yelled at Derrick, who seems to have jumped up and fled. Good call about the screaming. Because YIKES.

A search dog was used by police to track down Derrick. He was hiding in a fishing boat at a neighbor’s house. Does that not sound kind of like a bizarre fill-in-the-blank game or something? No? 

Okay, moving on. If you need just one more disgusting-evoking detail, we have one for you. He was arrested wearing nothing but his suit coat. Sounds…pretty suspect.

Airbnb spokesman Ben Breit shared a statement on the situation; he told Pioneer Press:

“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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