Airbnb guest accused of trying to sexually assault girl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Lansing 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.

Derrick Kinchen, 28, of Lansing was charged Tuesday with second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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.

Airbnb says it is supporting the host family and has banned Kinchen.

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