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McDonald’s Franchisee Agrees to Pay $4.4 Million to Teenage Girl Who Was Sexually Assaulted by Manager

A McDonald’s franchisee has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a lawsuit from a teenage girl who said she was sexually assaulted in the Pennsylvania-based restaurant’s bathroom by her manager, a registered sex offender.

The unidentified girl was 14 years old at the time of the 2021 attack, which happened just four months after she was hired at the McDonald’s location in Bethel Park.

In January 2021, Walter A. Garner, now 44 — a lifetime registered sex offender in Pennsylvania who had already served prison time for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in 2003 — became the victim’s manager.

Read the source article at New York Post

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