Mall Santa accused of assaulting elf

A Santa at a mall in Massachusetts landed himself on the naughty list...and in court.

Herbert Jones is accused of pinching a female co-worker dressed as an elf on her back-side.

Police say he was working as a mall Santa at the time.

Jones denies the accusation saying the female elf brushed up against him.

He now faces an assault charge.

A judge allowed Jones to go home, but  he's now banned from working as a Santa all season.

He's scheduled to be back in court on Christmas Eve.