A 59-year-old Michigan home inspector who pleasured himself with an Elmo doll was caught doing the act on a nanny cam.

The suspect, identified as Kevin Wayne VanLuven, was at a home in the Oxford township in Michigan on March 12 after the homeowners requested an inspection.

The owner of the house, a 22-year-old woman, was out at the time of the alleged incident.

The woman was notified after a camera placed in the home detected movement in the nursery. 

The owner then checked her phone which showed the live feed of the room and found the man engaging in the alleged act.

According to the woman, VanLuven was seen touching himself while in the child's room. The man was then seen picking up a soft toy of the iconic Sesame Street character Elmo from the floor and pleasuring himself.

"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. 

The man placed the doll back at its place after he was done, the woman said.

The woman recorded the act and reported the incident to the police. The man was then taken into custody.

During the interrogation, VanLuven claimed that he picked up the doll to check an electrical outlet and returned it back to its place. When the investigators told him that there was a camera in the room and that his act was recorded, he allegedly made "incriminating statements and apologized."

"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," Bouchard said

"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," Bouchard added.

VanLuven has been charged with two misdemeanor counts. He was arraigned in a Rochester Hills district court on charges of aggravated indecent exposure and malicious destruction of property under $200. His bond was set at $2,500 cash or surety.

Suspect Handcuffed Representational image. Reuters