MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — A Maple Grove man who managed a McDonald's restaurant was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for raping a 14-year-old employee.
Andrew Otero Albertorio, 25, pleaded guilty in November to one of four criminal sexual conduct charges against him, according to a news release issued by the Hennepin County attorney's office.
Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Rachel Kraker had asked Judge Jeannice Reding for a 12-year prison sentence, citing Otero Albertorio's use of his authority over the victim to pressure her into sexual acts.
Reding handed down the lower sentence because Otero Albertorio had "a limited supervisory role" over the victim, and there was "no predatory action." She also said "there was some sense of a relationship on behalf of the suspect and the victim."
Otero Albertorio apologized in court to the victim and her family, the county attorney's office said.
The victim's parents reported to Maple Grove police in January 2019 that their 14-year-old daughter had been sexually assaulted by her 24-year-old manager at the McDonald's where she worked.
The victim told police Otero Albertorio started flirting with her shortly after she began working evenings at the restaurant in summer 2018.
She said that while Otero Albertorio often discussed having sex with her, she declined because he was her manager and so much older than she was, according to the criminal complaint against him.
In early December, Otero Albertorio cornered the victim in the restaurant's cooler and raped her, the complaint said. Over the course of the next month, they had sex several more times, charges said.