Kevin Clash isn’t completely off the hook since his original accuser went public.
The Elmo puppeteer resigned from his position at Sesame Street but was followed by new claims of inappropriate, underage sexual encounters with four others, two of whose names have yet to be released.
However, the new accusers, including known accusers Cecil Singleton and Sheldon Stephens, may be out of luck.
The four gentlemen missed the prosecution deadline by a couple of months. According to state law, child sex-assault victims have from 18 to 23 years old to present their case. After that, if anything happened, it’s pretty much null and void in the court.
If prosecuted in the future, however, the claims could be used for sentencing purposes.