A suburban Denver shopping mall has shut down its Santa display after police say a registered sex offender was found working there.
Authorities say 40-year-old Jonathan Yeoman had the job of photographing children as they sat on Santa's lap at the Westminster Mall. But authorities say Yeoman was convicted in Indiana in 1992 and spent six years in prison for molesting children.
The mall's manager says in a statement the Santa display has been shut down until further notice.
Police confronted Yeoman yesterday afternoon and say Yeoman told them he wasn't violating his sex offender conditions. He is not on parole or probation.
Police say they are checking with the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office to verify his legal status.