Look Upon the Face of Elmo’s Accuser

By: Jase Peeples

The identity of the man who claimed (then later recanted) he received a bad touch while in the red light district of Sesame Street has been revealed by the Smoking Gun.

Sheldon Stephens, a 24-year-old aspiring actor/model, seems to have a talent for finding trouble and his previous entanglements with the law place his bogus allegations of an inappropriate sexual relationship with Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash in a new light.

The Smoking Gun reports:

The mystery man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of engaging in an underage sexual relationship--only to recant the allegation a day later--is a struggling 24-year-old model/actor who was once arrested for the knifepoint robbery of $250,000 in jewelry from a music manager for whom he interned, The Smoking Gun has learned. Sheldon Stephens, who did not respond to e-mail and Facebook messages, describes himself as an “Entrepreneur, Student, Model, Actor” on his Twitter account, which is protected. His Facebook page’s “About” blurb notes, “I like to consider myself a rare breed. I'm very spontaneous and random…I'm determined and goal oriented. My destiny is laid on a solid gold brick pathway....... MY FUTURE IS BRIGHT and never will it dim.”

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