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Klutzy the Klown charged with sex crimes

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Klutzy the Klown (Dale Rancourt) is seen in his Facebook profile picture. (Facebook)

Klutzy the Klown (Dale Rancourt) is seen in his Facebook profile picture. (Facebook)

A beloved Cape Breton clown has been arrested and is four underage sex-related charges.

Klutzy the Klown -- who’s real name is Dale Rancourt -- faces two counts sexual interference, one count of sexual exploitation and one count of sexual assault in the assault case.

Cops say the assaults allegedly took place between last July 15 and Oct. 16.

According to the Cape Breton Post, Rancourt, 51, has been entertaining kids as Klutzy for more than 20 years.

The alleged victim is female.

The Post reports that Rancourt -- originally from Espanola, Ont. -- has been a regular at community events, parades and birthday parties.

In addition, the jester repaired old bicycles for poor children and did a fundraiser for fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta.

Two documentaries have been made about him.