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Times Square Elmo is arrested for groping a 14-year-old tourist

September 9, 2019

A New Jersey street performer dressed as Elmo was arrested for fondling a 14-year-old girl in Times Square Inocente Andrade-Pacheco was taken into police custody on Saturday after he allegedly groped a young girl’s rear on Broadway near 46th street  New York Daily News reports that the victim approached Andrade-Pacheco with her family and asked for a photo with the 54-year-old man  As the family posed with the costumed man, Andrade-Pacheco hand began on the victim’s back before wandering inappropriately downwards to her backside Inocente Andrade-Pacheco, 54, was arrested by NYPD on Saturday for forcible touching after allegedly groping a 14-year-old Andrade-Pacheco was dressed as Elmo at the time of the incident and the victim’s family asked to take a photo with him in Times Square The family called the New York Police Department and Andrade-Pacheco was arrested for forcible touching around 6 45pm.His arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court is set for Sunday. This incident is just one of many complaints made against street performers and costumed characters flocking Times Square   RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Ship overturns near Georgia port; 4 crew members missing | Daily Mail Online Sister of NBA star Kawhi Leonard is arrested for the murder of an elderly woman Share this article Share He allegedly touched the young girl’s rear and the victim’s family later called NYPD about the incident Andrade-Pacheco was taken into police custody and was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on SundayIn 2016, city officials began working on legislation that would allow the Department of Transportation to detain any misbehaving performers in pedestrian plazas  They would also be able to tell performers where in Times Square they can work and which areas would be pedestrian only zones  Council member Dan Garodnick, a sponsor of the bill, told New York Post: ‘We need spaces to create a little order out of the chaos ‘The president of Times Square Alliance, told New York Daily News that although strides are being taken to address this problem, there’s still room to grow  ‘The police are doing what they can, but we think there’s a need for some additional regulations or legislation, and we know the City Council is working on that ‘ reached out NYPD for further comments.

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  • Reply M Leibs September 9, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Super duper handcuffs.

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