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Grand Jury Indicts Clown On Sex Charges

Posted August 25, 2004

— A grand jury indicted a circus clown on charges he sexually exploited minors.

Fayetteville police arrested Thomas Riccio in May. He lives in Florida, but performs with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.

Investigators say they found images of young girls performing sex acts on his computer. Riccio faces 10 counts.

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