Apparently the voice of Elmo liked sticking his hand up more things than just a puppet! Kevin Clash, puppet master and voice of Elmo is taking a leave of absence from Sesame Street after being accused of having sex with a minor.

The male accuser who is now 23, claims he had sex with Clash when he was only 16-years-old. Clash,52, denies the allegations but does admit to a relationship with his accuser. According to the National Post, other puppeteers will fill in for Clash. So does this mean Elmo's voice will change? Is that a new story line, puberty Elmo? If that is the case, they better keep Kevin Clash away from him!