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FILE- In this Dec. 1, 2005, file photo, Barry Lubin, star of the Big Apple Circus’ “Grandma Goes to Hollywood,” applies powder after applying his clown makeup in his trailer at Damrosch Park in New York’s Lincoln Center. Lubin resigned from the Big Apple Circus following accusations that he pressured a 16-year-old aerialist to pose for pornographic photos. The circus’s chairman, Neil Kahanovitz, told The New York Times on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, that Lubin offered his resignation on Friday shortly after the alleged victim came forward. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

First, see this excerpt from a story that appeared in the Valley News on Wednesday:

A beloved circus performer known as Grandma the clown has resigned from the Big Apple Circus following accusations that he pressured a 16-year-old aerialist to pose for pornographic photos.

 

The circus’ chairman, Neil Kahanovitz, told The New York Times on Tuesday that Barry Lubin, 65, offered his resignation on Friday, shortly after the woman came forward.

 

The allegations “are true. What I did was wrong, and I take full responsibility for my actions,” said Lubin, who apologized in a statement released by his lawyer.

Read the full thing here.

Now, here is a press release the town of Norwich put out at 3:47 this afternoon:

The news release notes that “if there are individuals that believe Mr. Lubin acted inappropriately, despite the Town’s assurance, those individuals are encouraged to contact the Norwich Police Department (802-649-1460).”