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Man known for playing Santa Claus pleads not guilty to statutory sodomy

Jeffrey Moffat (Source: Cape Girardeau Co. Sheriff's Office) Jeffrey Moffat (Source: Cape Girardeau Co. Sheriff's Office)
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A Cape Girardeau man known for playing the role of Santa Claus pleaded not guilty to statutory sodomy.

Jeffrey Moffat, 55, appeared in court on Monday, Aug. 24 and pleaded not guilty to a charge of first degree statutory sodomy.

According to the probable cause, Moffat is accused of touching a young girl on more than one occasion. He denied touching the child in a sexual manner, but said at the end of the interview that "children don't lie."

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