Boardwalk Cartoon Character Fondles Customer in Maryland, Faces Deportation

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A Ukrainian man who pleaded guilty to fondling a customer on the Boardwalk while dressed as a cartoon character could be deported.

Court records show 21-year-old Andrii Mokrishchev finished a 28-day jail sentence and was released to the custody of immigration officials.

Mokrishchev was arrested in August on charges that he fondled a 9-year-old girl, two teenage girls and a 32-year-old woman while dressed as Patrick Star, a character from the "SpongeBob SquarePants" TV show.

Mokrishchev was licensed to work the Boardwalk as a street performer and the girls and woman were posing for pictures with him. He pleaded guilty to one charge and prosecutors dropped other charges, including assault.