MINNEAPOLIS — A former manager at McDonald's was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old employee.
Andrew Otero Albertorio, 25, pleaded guilty on Nov. 25 to one of the counts of criminal sexual conduct.
According to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, the 10-year sentence is less than the minimum 12 years, which was the sentence prosecutors were seeking.
Hennepin County District Court Judge Jeannice Reding gave several reasons for the lower sentence, saying "the crime is less onerous than usual," and that "there was limited supervisory role, no predatory action."
According to the criminal complaint, the victim began working at the restaurant during the summer of 2018. Otero Albertorio, who was 24 years old at the time, would often flirt with the victim at work and then in November, they began communicating over SnapChat, according to the complaint.
The victim said that Otero Albertorio continued to flirt with her and then tried to kiss her, but stated that she said it was wrong because of the age difference. The victim said the defendant was "respectful" until early December when he cornered her in the cooler at McDonald's and sexually assaulted her, according to the complaint. The victim stated that she felt pressured into the act.
According to the complaint, this continued over the course of the next month.