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Bucks County Popeyes Restaurant Manager Accused Of Fondling Female Employees

BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) —A manager of a Popeyes fast-food restaurant in Bucks County has been arrested following accusations that he fondled several female teenage employees.

On Monday, as Eduardo Tomasek, 50, of the 2500 block of Knights Road, was beginning his afternoon shift at Popeyes, he was greeted by members of the Bensalem Police Department’s special victims unit, who took him into custody.

Police say the arrest came after a two-month investigation that indicated Tomasek was fondling and inappropriately touching his young female employees.

And since his arrest was announced, police say four more alleged victims have come forward — and others may be out there.

“Girls that may have just quit and didn’t know how to handle the situation, I’m hoping they can talk to their parents and come forward and let justice be served,” Bensalem public safety director Fred Harran told KYW Newsradio.

Police say Tomasek even supplied at least some of the victims, 15 and 16 years of age, with gifts and money.

Detectives say Tomasek would assign young women to jobs in isolated areas where they were attacked.

Tomasek, a former Florida resident is already listed on the “Megan’s Law” registry as a sex offender. Details about his prior offense were not immediately available.

Tomasek now faces charges of indecent assault, unlawful contact with minors, corruption of the morals of minors and related offenses.

He remains held in the Bucks County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Police say that the Popeyes chain is fully cooperating in the investigation.

A spokesperson for the corporation that oversees Popeyes franchises issued a statement to CBS 3 that reads in part: “Popeyes in no way condones or tolerates any form of inappropriate conduct. We have contacted the franchisee to ensure that the franchisee is investigating these serious allegations and will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

Bensalem’s special victims unit is continuing to investigate this and believe there are more victims. If you have any information or wish to report an incident, please contact Sgt. Aninsman or Det. Nieves at 215-633-3719.

Reported by Mark Abrams, KYW Newsradio; Walter Hunter, CBS 3

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  • state engineer

    Sgt. Aninsman put him far far away behind bars with bubba

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  • Chuck

    Why don’t you just kill them, the state will put you out of your misery.

  • Tai Mai Shu

    How could Popeys put a convicted sex offender in a management position when the majority of workers are teenaged children??????? Unbelievable & unacceptable. My 10 year old can look up someone on the offender list. It takes two seconds. They should be held accountable along with the pervert. As for Tim’s ^ comment…he absolutely shows a strong resemblance to the Fairmont Park rapist and I agree that someone should look into this. In the meantime, parents, you can look up anyone your child comes in contact with on the internet to see if they are a sex offender. The technology is out there…let’s use it!!!!!!

  • just me

    how did he get the job postion ,no background check? somebody did not do their homework

  • Benedict Varga

    This is why I hate fast food restaurants. I’ve worked many and someone in charge is always taking advantage of younger employees. I’ve seen it more than I care for.

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