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Elmo scandal: Fourth allege victim from Miami

MIAMI (WFLX) - We're learning a little more about the fourth man suing former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash.

Monday, in Miami, the fourth alleged victim accused Clash of flying him to New York to have sex with him when he was a teen.

The three previous legal actions have been civil cases seeking financial compensation. But this incident could involve criminal charges because the lawsuit claims Clash transported the alleged victim across state lines for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.

Attorney Jeff Herman says he encouraged his client to report the incident to authorities, but it's unclear if the now 33-year-old alleged victim has done so. "The victim said that Kevin said to him that he would be a dad to him. And invited him up to NY to come visit him," stated Herman.

Herman represents three of the alleged victims, and said they were all vulnerable boys looking for father figures.

Clash resigned from "Sesame Street" after 28 years amid sex abuse allegations last month.

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