A McDonald's manager has been accused of raping a 14-year-old in the restaurant's cooler.
Andrew Joseph Otero-Albertorio, 24, of Maple Grove, Minnesota made his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon in Hennepin County District Court after being charged last week with five felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Albertorio and the unidentified victim started trading Snapchat messages last November, according to the charges. Shortly after, the manager attempted to kiss the 14-year-old staffer, but she pushed him off. Although the two discussed having intercourse, the teenager expressed concerns that she may be too young and could get him into trouble.
In early December, Albertorio confronted the victim while they were both inside the McDonald’s Maple Grove walk-in cooler, where he told her he wanted to have sex and began touching her body. When the teenager refused, Albertorio pulled down her underwear and raped her. According to the criminal complaint, the victim said: “she felt pressured into the act.”
The victim was raped multiple times in the months following the initial incident. The subsequent rapes took place inside the restaurant’s cooler, in a back room, in Albertorio’s car, and at his house.
In an apparent attempt to conceal his crimes, the complaint said the suspect gave the girl extra hours, despite her age and child labor laws. Instead of a paycheck, Albertorio allegedly paid the teen outright in order to further cover his tracks.
Albertorio remains in custody with bail set at $500,000. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.