Homeless man pleads not guilty to battery, public indecency charges in Elmhurst

A man believed to be homeless plead not guilty Wednesday to aggravated battery and two counts of public indecency in connection with alleged incidents at the Elmhurst Public Library and a fitness club on the city, according to a DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office news release.

Kelvin Brown, 42, with a last known address in Bellwood, on May 7 appeared in DuPage County Bond Court where bond was set at $25,000 in accordance with a previously issued arrest warrant. He has remained in custody at the DuPage County Jail since that time, the release stated.

A DuPage County grand jury on May 27 returned a three-count indictment against Brown. The indictment alleges that on April 10, 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 release stated.

The indictment also alleges that on April 12, 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, according to the release.

“The allegations against Mr. Brown are disgusting and will not be tolerated,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in a statement.”When out in public, people should not have to worry about their personal space being violated, as is alleged in this case.”

Brown’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 28 for a status hearing.