Man who has played Santa Claus for 20 years at Missouri ‘Santa Express’ is charged with raping a seven-year-old girl

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A man who once played Santa Claus for 20 years at a railroad attraction will today appear in court charged with the rape of a seven-year-old girl.

Jeffrey Bates Moffat, of Jackson, Missouri, allegedly had ‘deviate sexual intercourse’ with the schoolgirl, according to court papers.

The 55-year-old, a volunteer of two decades at the ‘Santa Express’ railroad, faces charges of first-degree statutory rape and first-degree statutory sodomy between August 2014 and January.

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