A 36-year-old man who used to dress up as Santa Claus in a small Cass County community is facing more charges after he was accused of molesting a 7-year-old girl late last year.
Anthony S. Hall was charged with first-degree child molestation in November, months after Garden City, Mo., police received a report of sexual abuse.
The court entered a not-guilty plea on Hall’s behalf after the first charge was filed.
The Cass County prosecutor’s office on Friday charged Hall with child molestation and four counts of statutory sodomy.
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Online court records indicate the alleged sexual incidents happened from 1999 to 2015, and involved more than one victim.
Media reports about Hall’s arrest last November said he was known for dressing up as Santa Claus, and photos posted on Facebook during the holidays in 2014 and 2015 show Hall wearing a Santa Claus costume.
He remained in the Cass County jail Saturday with bond set at $25,000. An arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 26 in Cass County Circuit Court.