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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

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.

On 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.

 “The 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 Mr. Brown.”

Brown’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 28, 2021, for a status hearing in front of Judge Jeffrey MacKay.

Members 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.

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