UK Police: Jimmy Savile Is Suspect In 199 Crimes

LONDON (AP) — The late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile is a suspect in 199 crimes recorded so far, including dozens of cases of rape, British police said Wednesday. They described the level of sexual abuse allegations against Savile as “unprecedented in the U.K.” The accusations against Savile, who died last year at age 84, grew […]

Fourth Man Sues Ex-Elmo Puppeteer For Abuse

MIAMI (AP) — Another man on Monday sued the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, claiming the voice actor befriended him in Miami and promised to be a father figure before flying the teen to New York to have sex with him. The alleged victim is now the fourth to accuse Kevin […]

3rd Man Claims Abuse By Ex-Elmo Puppeteer

NEW YORK (AP) – A Florida man has sued the ex-Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid a sex scandal, saying the voice actor met him in New York after trolling gay telephone chat lines seeking underage boys for sex. The lawsuit seeking unspecified damages was filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday by a man who remains […]

Elmo Actor Resigns Amid Sex Allegation

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned Tuesday from “Sesame Street” amid a second allegation that he sexually abused underage boys. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York by 24-year-old college student Cecil Singleton accuses Clash of engaging in sexual behavior with him over a two-week period while he was underage. Singleton […]