2 More Sex Abuse Accusers Contact Authorities About Kevin Clash
Via NY Post
“Nothing’s going to bring us down!” the recorded voice of accused pedophile Kevin Clash sang for an Elmo puppet at the Macy’s parade yesterday — and Clash could have been referring his own legal outlook.
Both of Clash’s accusers — criminal-psychology student Cecil Singleton and aspiring model Sheldon Stephens — came forward too late for their allegations to be prosecuted, according to state law.
The same goes for two unnamed accusers who are reaching out to authorities, according to sources familiar with their allegations.
That’s four potential statutory-sex-charge bullets dodged by the Elmo puppeteer.
This ninja has little boys, like Tiger Woods has hoes SMMFH!
“The police told me it was out of their hands,” Singleton told The Post of meeting with Special Victims Unit cops this week.
“They said if it were up to them, they would have arrested him already,” if it weren’t for the statute of limitations, he added.
Both Singleton, of Harlem, and Stephens, of Harrisburg, Pa., are 24 years old, and missed the prosecution deadlines by a couple of months, although officials could potentially still use their accounts for sentencing purposes if there is a future prosecution.
Under state law, child sex-assault victims have from age 18 to age 23 to bring their cases; past that, prosecution is barred by a statute of limitations.
That seems like a very small window of time to press charges considering how heinous the crime is, and how negatively it can impact a child’s life.
The image of Elmo will never be the same…
Image via WENN