CHERRY HILL, NJ (AP) — Actor Gary Busey was charged with sexual offenses at a New Jersey fan convention this month.
Busey, 78, was charged Friday with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual interference, one count of attempted criminal sexual contact and one count of harassment, Cherry Hill police said Saturday.
The charges stem from violations at the annual Monster Mania convention at the Doubletree Hotel Aug. 12-14 in the Philadelphia suburb of Cherry Hill, police said.
Busey, who lives in Malibu, Calif., was to be the featured guest for the three-day event.
Police did not immediately respond to a message asking for details. It was also unclear whether Busey had an attorney to comment on the charges, and a representative did not immediately return a message seeking comment on Saturday.
Busey is widely known as a character actor, largely in supporting roles, although he rose to prominence and was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for playing the title role in the film. from 1978’s “The Buddy Holly Story”.