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Kevin Clash, former Elmo puppeteer, faces fourth underage-sex accuser

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 31: Puppeteer Kevin Clash speaks during the 'Independent Lens - Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' panel during the PBS portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 31, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

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(CBS//WFOR) - Former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash is facing allegations of underage sex from yet another accuser, his fourth.

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According to CBS Miami, the now 33-year-old victim says he met and befriended Clash in late 1995 or early 1996 on Miami Beach while the teen was looking for a job.

The station reports that the suit alleges the two used to talk on the phone frequently after Clash returned to New York. The victim claims Clash paid for a plane ticket for the teen to visit him in New York, and gave him cash and a free place to stay.

The teen allegedly stayed in Clash's apartment for four days during which, the suit states, Clash and the teen had sexual contact on multiple occasions.

The victim's attorney, Jeff Herman, is also representing two of Clash's other accusers.

This is the fourth lawsuit filed against Clash in a sex scandal that eventually led to his resignation from a long career as the man behind Elmo.

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