Actor Gary Busey was charged with sexual offenses and harassment at a “Monster Mania” convention in Cherry Hill, NJ, according to police.
Busey, 78, of Malibu, CA, was facing “sex crimes charges” as a result of incidents at the annual convention, Cherry Hill Police Department said.
Police said they were responding to the Doubletree Hotel in Cherry Hill, where the horror movie convention was being held from Aug. 12 to 14, following a report of a sex crime.
Busey was charged Friday with two counts of criminal sexual contact; one count of criminal attempt/criminal sexual contact; and one count of harassment.
Noting his presence at the bi-annual event, the Convention Scene website said: “We are VERY excited to welcome GARY BUSEY back to MONSTER-MANIA CON after a very long absence! GARY BUSEY will be attending MONSTER-MANIA CON 50, which will be held over the weekend of AUGUST 12-14 in CHERRY HILL, NJ!”
The site said Busey was known for playing Uncle Red in the 1985 film adaptation of Stephen King’s werewolf story “Silver Bullet,” among other roles.
Busey, who was nominated for an Oscar for playing Buddy Holly in 1978’s “The Buddy Holly Story,” suffered brain damage after a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 1988.
Busey representatives did not immediately return requests for comment.
Information on bail and any court appearances was not immediately available.
Police said the investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information should call the department.