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Kevin Clash

HUGE VICTORY FOR ELMO

in Child Molestation Cases

7/1/2013 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0701_kevin_clash_gettyPay attention kids, 'cause today's lesson -- YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSE.

TMZ has learned ... Kevin Clash -- who famously voiced Elmo -- just scored a big victory in the child molestation cases filed against him, after a judge ruled that THREE accusers had waited too long to file their lawsuits.

According to the legal documents filed in federal court in New York and obtained by TMZ, the judge THREW OUT the lawsuits filed by Cecil Singleton, Kevin Kiadii and a 3rd unnamed accuser -- after deciding their cases against Clash had been submitted after the statute of limitations had run out.

We broke the story ... Singleton sued Clash back in 2012 (when he was 23) claiming an adult Clash seduced him when he was 15 years old.  Singleton says they had sexual intercourse years later ... when Cecil was an adult.

In the documents, the judge explains that the statute of limitations to sue expired 3 years after the accusers turned 18 ... therefore, they're all too late.

Clash resigned from his job with Sesame Street after several men -- including Singleton and Kiadii -- came forward with allegations of inappropriate sexual relationships.

Clash has denied any wrongdoing.

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1.

Beauty    

Thats ok, if he did this like they said, there is a higher court awaiting him besides that of men.

457 days ago
2.

Laura    

Shouldn't the statue of limitiations apply to Robson, then?

457 days ago
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Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

Maybe this is a huge victory for him in the judicial system, but it isn´t a huge victory in the court of public opinion. You know how that court works --- you´re guilty until proven innocent.

457 days ago
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Rusty Shackleford    

have to say i'm not surprised here.
besides real victims go to the police, not civil attorneys.

457 days ago
5.

mikeh420    

Sorry, but two men cannot have "sexual intercourse". It's called Sodomy.

457 days ago
6.

KnuckleDragger    

Accusations do as much or more damage than actual facts...to more than just the concerned.
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Elmo took the biggest hit in this clusterf*ck!

457 days ago
7.

Don    

"HUGE VICTORY FOR ELMP"
So TMZ when deciding what the "Headline" should be, did you ever consider that he is still accused of being a child molester and pervert- I don't see victory here, because of statutes expiring.

By all premilinary accounts this guy messed up a bunch of kids lives forever. Yes forever, no matter how they heal, the scar is still there. So ya feeling better about that accolade Headline yet.

Betcha if it was one of your kids he schtuped and had his way with, your caption might be a bit different

457 days ago
8.

TexasGal    

Why did these accusers go thru civil court instead of filing criminal cases?$

457 days ago
9.

MerryHope    

He got off, in more ways than this ruling.

457 days ago
10.

Michael7307    

Yet you have people that came back 20,30,40 years later claiming abuse by a priest, with no proof and expected to get paid.
Yes that is fair

457 days ago
11.

msmoeliss    

Good, congrats Kevin. Now you can move past this crap and hopefully get your career back on track.

457 days ago
12.

Mayu    

that's not a victory - a victory would be to be proven innocent. This is just dumb luck for a molester.

457 days ago
13.

Donka Do Ball    

He should stroke his Pee-Wee Herman in a darkened porno theater like a normal kid's character.

457 days ago
14.

Jah36    

Surprised Sesame Street didn't give him a promotion. Given their recent New Yorker cover with Bert and Ernie as homosexuals...seems they're into perversion quite deep.

457 days ago
15.

ABB    

This guy's new character should be pedobear.

457 days ago
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