Man Who Accused Elmo Puppeteer Identified
Recently the man who had accused the Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash of having a sexual relationship with him when he was a minor has been identified. Turns out, the guy is an aspiring model and actor named Sheldon Stephens, who has a rap sheet of his own. Stephens was earlier charged with robbing jewelry worth $250,000 from his ex-boss, at knife-point. It has been reported that, the 24-year-old Stephen is the guy who claimed he has sex with Clash, when he was 16. Strangely, he has since then gone back on the allegations he had made, instead claiming he was of legal age when the relationship happened.
According to one of his friends, Stephens “attracts these high-powered men” and is a “God-fearing guy” and “not just a pretty boy”. Stephens on his part is a self-proclaimed Entrepreneur, Student, Model and Actor. Well, after reading about the burglary charge against him, some would add ‘burglar’ to that list. Stephens allegedly took to burglary, after he had been fired from an internship. Music manager Darian Pollard reported to the Beverly Hills Police Department that his former intern had stolen “white gold necklace with diamonds” and a “white gold ring with diamond baguettes,” before taking a flight from Los Angeles to Pennsylvania; quite a way to get back at a boss, who has fired you. Harris was later arrested at the airport in Pennsylvania, wearing the jewelry.
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Although a Beverly Hills detective told Pennsylvania authorities, charges would be filed in California, but it turns out they never were. Charges were dropped against Stephens in his home state two weeks after his airport arrest. Probably, his ex-boss realized that what Stephens has done, was simply done out of spite and not really with an intention of robbing.
It seems, Stephens is something of a habitual offender though; his other legal troubles include pleading guilty to reckless driving in May and passing a bad check last year, though that charge was dismissed after he made good with the Harrisburg business he’d written the check at. He lives with his mother, 48-year-old Felicia Stephens, in her Harrisburg apartment. His mother has had her own legal troubles. She was charged with attempted murder in March after allegedly stabbing her husband with scissors. She is out on bail and is due in court next month.
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