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Perverted Times Square Elmo busted for groping 14-year-old tourist


A person dressed as Elmo in Times Square is pictured in this file photo. (JAMES ANDERSON/Getty Images)

You don’t want to tickle this Elmo.

A perv in a fuzzy red Elmo costume was arrested for groping a 14-year-old tourist’s rear Saturday in Times Square, police said Sunday.


Inocente Andrade-Pacheco, 54, was busted around 6:45 p.m. on Broadway near W. 46th St. The victim had approached the costumed creep with her family for a photo.

As the group posed, Andrade-Pacheco’s hand allegedly started at the girl’s back and wandered south, police said.

The family called police, who cuffed the Passaic, N.J., resident for forcible touching.

Andrade-Pacheco’s arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court was pending Sunday.

“We’ve been tracking a growing number of complaints about people being touched without consent, not only in a sexual way,” said Timothy Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance. “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.”