Man who played Santa arrested for indecency with child

December 18, 2009 5:15:55 PM PST
A man who was recently employed to portray Santa Claus at a local Farmers Market has been arrested for sexual assault of a teenage girl. Glenn Roy Klusendorf, 45, was arrested on charges of indecency with a child. Klusendorf dressed up to portray Santa last Saturday at a Clear Lake Shores Farmers Market. He had worked there before, but that day was the first and only time he played Santa.

Police had been investigating Klusendorf's activity for a couple weeks. Chief Paul Shelley told officers at the Farmers Market on Saturday to watch Klusendorf, but not to approach him because they feared he was a flight risk. The warrant for his arrest was filed on Wednesday and police arrested him Thursday in Clear Lake Shores where he was living with his mother.

He is being held in the Galveston County Jail on $60,000 bond.


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