A man working as a mall Santa in Connecticut was arrested after he allegedly exposed himself to a teenage co-worker.
Per a press release from the Milford Police Department, authorities arrived at the Connecticut Post Mall on Monday in response to a possible sexual assault.
Upon investigation, officials arrested Prince Carter, a 45-year-old mall Santa, who was accused of hugging and grabbing a juvenile co-worker and then exposing himself to the teen in the break room.
Carter was then charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.
“We were glad to resolve this issue quickly for the victim, and to avoid any further similar activity involving anyone else,” P.I.O. Mike DeVito of the Milford Police Department told People in a statement.
A Connecticut Post Mall company spokesperson also told the New Haven Register that Carter has been banned from the property.
Carter’s bail was set at $25,000 and he was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.