Man, 54, dressed as Elmo has been ARESTED at Times Square in New York for violent touch after he & # 39; touched the back of a 14-year-old tourist while posing for a photo with the character of Sesame Street & # 39;
- Inocente Andrade-Pacheco, 54, was arrested by NYPD on September 7 for allegedly touching a 14-year-old tourist
- Andrade-Pacheco was in Times Square and dressed as Elmo at the time of the incident
- Authorities say the victim's family asked to take a photo with Andrade-Pacheco and while the photo was being taken, he touched the back of the young woman
- He was taken into police custody at around 6.45 pm and prosecuted on Sunday at the Manhattan Criminal Court
A street artist from New Jersey, dressed while Elmo was arrested for stroking a 14-year-old girl in Times Square.
Inocente Andrade-Pacheco was detained on Saturday after allegedly touching the back of a young girl 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.
While the family was posing with the costumed man, Andrade-Pacheco's hand on the victim's back began before he walked down unsuitably.
Inocente Andrade-Pacheco, 54, was arrested Saturday by NYPD for violent touch after allegedly attacking 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 on Times Square
The family called the New York police and Andrade-Pacheco was arrested around 6:45 pm for forced touch.
His trial at the Manhattan Criminal Court is scheduled for Sunday.
This incident is just one of the many complaints against street artists and costumed characters who have visited Times Square en masse.
He reportedly touched the back of the young girl and the victim's family later called NYPD about the incident
Andrade-Pacheco was taken into custody and prosecuted on Sunday at the Manhattan Criminal Court
In 2016, city officials began work on legislation that would allow the Department of Transportation to keep criminals in pedestrian plazas.
They could also tell artists where they can work in Times Square and which areas are pedestrian only.
Council member Dan Garodnick, a sponsor of the bill, told New York Post: & # 39; We need spaces to bring order to the chaos. & # 39;
The president of Times Square Alliance told New York Daily News that although steps are being taken to address this issue, there is still room for growth.
& # 39; The police are doing what they can, but we think there is a need for some additional rules or legislation, and we know that the city council is working on that. & # 39;
DailyMail.com has approached NYPD for further comments.
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