Cops: Mall Santa Exposed Himself To Co-Worker

Man, 45, arrested following break room incident

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Mall Santa Bust

DECEMBER 9--A mall Santa is facing felony charges after allegedly exposing himself to a teenage co-worker, police allege.

According to cops, Prince Carter, 45, was on a break from his Santa duties Monday evening at the Connecticut Post Mall when he hugged and grabbed the female victim in a break room, where Carter also allegedly exposed himself to the juvenile.

Responding to a 911 call about a “possible sexual assault,” Milford Police Department officers subsequently arrested Carter on risk of injury to a minor and sexual assault charges.

Pictured at right, Carter was booked into the county jail, from which he was later freed on $25,000 bond.

Carter has been barred from returning to the mall, which is Connecticut’s largest. Carter lives about 13 miles from the mall in Bridgeport, a city about 20 miles from New Haven.

In late-November, the Connecticut Post Mall unveiled its “Elf on the Shelf: Santa’s Magical Photo Adventure” set, which “is keeping you safe and delightfully distanced with a contactless Santa visit,” according to the mall’s web site. “Children will still be able to talk with Santa from a safe distance to share their wish lists, or place a letter in Santa’s mailbox for him to read later.” (1 page)