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Florida Man accused of molestation dressed up as Santa Claus, Easter Bunny

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – 48-year-old Florida Man James Palmucci, who’s facing more than 80 charges of child molestation and battery, allegedly dressed up as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

According to his arrest report, the Florida Man faces at least 83 sex crimes, ranging from lewd and lascivious molestation on children under 12; with other victims ranging between 12 and 16.

Palmucci also faces charges of battery of a child by throwing certain fluids, although the arrest report doesn’t further explain that charge.

The Florida Man was taken into custody and jailed late Monday evening.

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The Charlotte County Sheriff’s department confirmed a complaint was submitted by several young girls, claiming that Palmucci had been touching and sexually abusing them.

The sheriff’s office also confirmed that child porn was discovered on the Florida Man’s phone during the investigation.

NBC 2 News reports that “some people who know Palmucci said he was a little different, and they hope he stays in jail forever. According to members at his gym, Palmucci often volunteered to be Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny in the community.”

A representative from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said more charges are expected to be filed soon.

(SOURCE: NBC 2 News)

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