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Man dressed as Elmo accused of groping Times Square tourist

Andrade-Pacheco was arrested Saturday evening.

9/9/2019 4:06:00 PM

Man dressed as children's character Elmo charged with groping 14-year-old girl who posed for photo with him in Times Square.

Andrade-Pacheco was arrested Saturday evening.

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.

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Authorities said he grabbed the girl's buttocks.The behavior of Times Square's costumed characters became an issue several years ago, when police fielded scores of complaints about aggressive solicitations for tips, forced touching, assaults and grand larceny.

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I've seen Elmo there. He is so cute I don't believe it. Those characters are creepy! Okay. PBS should sue him for unlicensed use of their character. He was a democrat for sure Can't get rid of these Effn pedophiles!! Men, can't leave babies alone!!! I assume the anti-gun ppl want to ban costumes now. God is dead

Fry him should have dressed as a POTUS - he couild not be charged - We know what Trump really does on the weekends now. Elmo?!? All these perverts need to be on the same planets. sick of them! 😡 “Ok. I hear you. But what was she wearing...?” do NOT go to times square folks, it is a rat swamp New York, New York if you can make it there you can make it anywhere.

There’s a dark joke in here involving a tickle me Elmo but I won’t say it She may never be able to watch Sesame Street again. So sad. Elmo = Chomo I always knew Elmo was sketchy... 'Elmo loves you!' Wow, maybe the least shocking thing I’ve heard in a while What unacceptable behavior. Rejected folks

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