Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Homeless Man Arraigned on Aggravated Battery/Public Indecency Charges
WHEATON - DuPage
County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that Kelvin Brown, 42
(d.o.b. 4/13/1979) believed to be homeless with a last known address in
Bellwood, appeared in court today where he entered a plea of not guilty to one
count of Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felony) and two counts of Public Indecency
(Class 4 Felony). On May 7, 2021, Brown appeared in Bond Court where Judge Brian
Diamond set bond at $25,000 with 10% to apply, in accordance with a previously
issued arrest warrant. He has remained in custody at the DuPage County Jail
since that time.
May 27, 2021, a DuPage County Grand Jury returned a three-count indictment
against Brown. The indictment alleges that on April 10, 2021, Brown “made
physical contact of an insulting and provoking nature with” the victim in that
he grabbed the victim’s buttock while at the Fitness Formula Club on Addison
Avenue in Elmhurst. The indictment also alleges that on April 12, 2021, Brown “performed
a lewd exposure of the body…while in a public place” at both the Fitness
Formula Club as well as the Elmhurst Public Library.
allegations against Mr. Brown are disgusting and will not be tolerated,” Berlin
said. “When out in public, people should not have to worry about their personal
space being violated, as is alleged in this case. I would like to thank
Assistant State’s Attorney Cathy Nusgart for her work in securing charges against
next court appearance is scheduled for June 28, 2021, for a status hearing in
front of Judge Jeffrey MacKay.
of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not
proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is
entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or
her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.