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Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigns amid sex allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from ‘‘Sesame Street’’ in the wake of an allegation that he had sex with an underage youth.

In its statement Tuesday, Sesame Workshop said ‘‘the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want,’’ leading Clash to conclude ‘‘that he can no longer be effective in his job.’’

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