Sex Offender Dressed As Cookie Monster Arrested: Police

08/09/2011 02:06 pm ET | Updated Oct 09, 2011

A sex offender was arrested at a fair in Iowa while handing out fliers, dressed as the Sesame Street character Cookie Monster, according to state police.

James Lester Rogers was convicted for lascivious acts with a 7-year-old girl in 2005, according to the Quad City Times. His conviction means Rogers is allowed to go to the fair, but can't work or volunteer there, the paper reports, based on police interviews.

Police say Rogers was caught after he introduced himself as Cookie Monster to an officer who works for the Scott County Sex Offender Task Force. The officer allegedly recognized Rogers' voice.

It is not that unusual for police to arrest suspects while they are dressed in costumes. Earlier this month, a thief robbed a 7-11 in a Spongebob SquarePants mask.

Last month authorities arrested a registered sex offender who dressed as a woman and walked into the girl's dressing room at a swim park.

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