This Santa Was Naughty, Not Nice

Allegedly groped his Elf

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A 62-year-old man who played Santa Claus at a mall in Massachusetts has been charged with groping an 18-year-old woman who played his Elf.

Herbert Jones, who has a real-life bushy white beard, was released on $1,000 bail and ordered to stay away from the mall after pleading not guilty on Monday to indecent assault and battery, the Associated Press reports.

Jones denied pinching the woman’s buttocks and making suggestive comments while the two were working at a Santa photo booth.