Actor Gary Busey arrested in New Jersey; charged with sexual offenses

Actor Gary Busey has been charged with sexual offenses at a New Jersey fan convention this month. Photo courtesy.

Character actor and Malibu resident Gary Busey has been arrested in New Jersey charged with criminal sexual contact. The actor best known for his 1978 lead role in the movie “The Buddy Holly Story” was in Cherry Hill, New Jersey last weekend from August 12 through August 14 for the Monster-Mania Convention. Police were called to the hotel where the convention was held to investigate a report of a sex offense.

Police charged the 78-year-old with four crimes. Busey faces two counts of criminal sexual contact in the fourth degree, one count of attempted criminal sexual contact and a disorderly conduct charge. Authorities say the Academy Award nominee allegedly groped at least two victims.

No further details have been released at this time.