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Posted: November 13, 2012 at 5:10 a.m.

The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on Sesame Street is taking a leave of absence from the children’s show in the wake of allegations that he had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy. Puppeteer Kevin Clash has denied the charges, which, according to Sesame Workshop, were first made in June by the accuser, who was 23 then.

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Front Section, Pages 2 on 11/13/2012