Gary Busey faces sex offense charges at convention

Actor Gary Busey faces charges of sexual offenses that allegedly took place at the annual Monster Mania convention held at the Doubletree Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, last weekend, according to the police.

Cherry Hill Police responded to the hotel for the sex offense report. As a result of the investigation, the police department charged Gary Busey, 78, of Malibu, Calif., with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual interference, one count of criminal attempt/criminal sexual contact and a leader of harassment.

CNN has reached out to representatives for Busey for comment. It was not immediately known if Busey had an attorney representing him in the case.

Cherry Hill Police Chief Robert Kempf confirmed to CNN on Saturday night that the incident involved Busey, who was one of the attendees at the event.

Busey is best known for his portrayal of Buddy Holly in the 1978 film “The Buddy Holly Story,” for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

A law firm representing Monster Mania told CNN in a statement on Saturday evening: “Our client, Monster-Mania LLC, is assisting authorities in their investigation of an alleged incident involving attendees and a celebrity guest at its convention in Cherry. Hill, New Jersey last weekend. Immediately after receiving a complaint from the attendee, the celebrity guest was kicked out of the convention and ordered not to return. Monster-Mania also encouraged attendees to contact the police to file a report.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, police said, and anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Cherry Hill Police Department at 856-432-8834.