The case is under investigation. So far allegations from at least three women have been reported.
By Matt Skoufalos | August 20, 2022
Cherry Hill Police have filed sexual offense charges against the actor Gary Busey after incidents alleged to have occurred at the Monster Mania Convention in the township last weekend.
According to the department, Busey, 78, of Malibu, California, was charged Friday after investigations into his conduct at the Doubletree Hotel over the weekend of August 12 through 14.
Busey, who was among the featured celebrity guests at the convention, faces two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, one count of fourth-degree criminal attempted sexual contact, and one count of harassment.
Cherry Hill Police Chief Robert Kempf said that three women have alleged that the actor inappropriately touched them during an autograph meeting.
“We expect that we might get more [reports],” the chief added.
Fourth-degree sexual offenses are punishable by fines of as much as $10,000 apiece and 18 months in prison, as well as the possibility of becoming a registered sex offender under the Megan’s Law statute.
Authorities say the matter remains under investigation. Monster Mania convention organizers could not be immediately reached for comment.
Busey’s appearance was touted in conventionscene.com, which advertised a meet-and-greet with the actor, noting opaquely: “For those attending the VIP Party, you’ll surely be in for a treat when they bring out the chocolate ice cream!”
Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Det. Robert Daniello of the Cherry Hill Police Department (856-432-8834, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Nixle here. Information can also be sent by texting TIP CHERRYHILLPD followed by your message to 888777.
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