Massachusetts mall Santa accused of pinching college student working as elf

November 26, 2013 3:30:09 AM PST
A Santa in Hanover, Massachusetts, is off the job after he was accused of assaulting one of his female elves.

The 18-year-old college student told police the veteran mall Santa, Herbert Jones, pinched her butt while she was working at the stand.

A report says she went to police crying, telling an officer that in the past, the 62-year-old Santa said to her, quote "I wish you were a few years older and I was younger."

Jones claims he's innocent. In the report, Jones denies his accuser's account, saying that she brushed against him, and that he pulled his hand away.

The judge allowed Jones to go home, but ordered him to not work as Santa this season.

As for the alleged victim, she is now being investigated for money that went missing from the Santa booth.

Jones is due back in court on Christmas Eve.

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