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Cville Police Investigate Reports of Sexual Assault at McDonald's

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McDonald's on Emmet Street in Charlottesville McDonald's on Emmet Street in Charlottesville

Charlottesville police are investigating a sex crime at a McDonald's. According to court records, an employee claims another sexually assaulted her in February.

Wednesday, police executed a search warrant at the Barracks Road Shopping Center McDonald's. They found 12 pages of documents from an internal investigation. The warrant offers no details on what the documents say. Charlottesville police will use these documents to bolster their own investigation.

"We need to look at both sides of it. What was reported inside as well as what we have on the outside and then moving forward from there and the collaboration that takes place from the investigators working with the Commonwealth's Attorney," said Lt.. Ronnie Roberts of the Charlottesville Police Department.

Police say the charge wasn't reported to them until recently.

McDonald's management at Emmet Street has not responded to calls from NBC29. Regional McDonald's franchisees sent the following response:  

"Providing a safe environment for my employees and customers is a top priority. This restaurant is no exception. We take these matters seriously and investigate all claims to gather the facts. We are cooperating with local authorities as they look into these allegations. Because this is now a pending legal matter, it would be inappropriate to further comment or speculate." –Rich & Rick Hendricks McDonald's Owner/Operators RAHE, Inc


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