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Elmo Resigns – Sexual Assault on a Child (CRS 18-3-405) Accusations – Denver Lawyer

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Dec 05, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sex crime charges like Incest (CRS 18-6-302), Unlawful Sexual Contact (CRS 18-3-404), and Sexual Assault (CRS 18-3-402) are being filed everyday in Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, and Adams County against people from all walks of life. And, as it turns out, not even Elmo can escape accusations of Sexual Assault on a Child (CRS 18-3-405). The character actor who has voiced and directed the Sesame Street puppet for 28 years has been dealing with sex crime charges over the last few weeks. Like so many “presumed innocent” defendants, he feels that he should resign from his position as one of the most popular children's character actors ever.

Currently, nothing has been proven to show this man's guilt. The puppeteer has been accused twice in the last month of having sexual relations with two boys who were claiming to be underage at the time. One of these claims was found to be unsubstantiated and the accuser has recanted his statement, now saying that all intercourse occurred between two consenting adults. A law suit is pending and in the wake of the most recent accusation, bringing about the decision to resign from Sesame Street.

Many times, individuals may be guilty of certain lapses in judgment. The Elmo actor is admitting that a sexual relationship did exist, but that it only happened between consenting adults. The first accuser did take back his statement after unsubstantiated. It is a shame that police in Broomfield, Jefferson, and Larimer County will file charges on allegations without proof. Publicity of an allegation of sexual abuse will often bring about other false allegations. People are always looking for drama or financial gain. Unfortunately, police ignore these motives and seek out other “victims” through publicity of unproven allegations. It is a dangerous cycle police create. Now that a second accuser has come forward, the puppeteer must deal with the accusations all over again.

If police approach you or issue an arrest warrant because of Sexual Assault on a Child charges, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.

About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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