Elmo underage sex accusations dropped

Last updated 11:45 14/11/2012
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PUPPET MAN: Elmo and Kevin Clash

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The man who accused the puppeteer behind Sesame Street's Elmo of having sex with him when he was a teenager has recanted his allegation.

The man is now saying his sexual relationship with Kevin Clash was adult and consensual.

In response to the man's statement, Clash issued a statement of his own, saying he is "relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest."

The man, who has not identified himself, released his comments through a law firm.

Yesterday, Sesame Workshop said Clash had taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street after allegations came to light that he had had a relationship with a 16-year-old.

Clash denied the charges from the man, who is now in his early 20s.

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