TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) — A man dressed up as Elmo groped a teenager in Times Square, police say.
A group traveling from out of state approached the Elmo character for a photo on Sunday just before 7 p.m. During the photo op, Elmo grabbed the buttocks of a 14-year-old, officials say.
The teen alerted her caretakers, who then alerted police.
The costumed person, identified as Inocente Andrade-Pacheco, 54, was arrested and charged with forcible touching.
He is currently waiting arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court.