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Man dressed as Elmo accused of groping Times Square tourist

 

September 8, 2019



NEW YORK (AP) — A man dressed as the children's character Elmo has been charged with groping a 14-year-old girl who posed for a photo with him in Times Square.

The New York Post says the man, Inocente Andrade-Pacheco, has denied the allegations through his lawyer. The Post says the 54-year-old man from Passaic, New Jersey, been released without bail after his arraignment Sunday on charges including forcible touching.

Andrade-Pacheco was arrested Saturday evening. Authorities said he grabbed the girl's buttocks.

The behavior of Times Square's costumed characters became an issue several yea...



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