Yukon’s Samuel Paker, 27, was arrested May 24 for the sexual battery of a minor.
Paker was working as a manager of an El Reno fast-food restaurant where he walked up from behind and pressed up against a 16-year-old female employee’s buttocks with his pelvic area, according to a Canadian County Sheriff’s Office news release.
The victim reported this to the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office and wanted to press charges for sexual battery.
When the incident was reported to sheriff’s investigators, Paker was no longer working at the fast-food location.
Investigators had to find Paker since he has been fired from his employer where the crime occurred. Paker was located working as a manager at a restaurant in Yukon.
Paker was interviewed by investigators about touching the 16-year-old female employee at the El Reno restaurant.
Paker allegedly admitted to touching the minor inappropriately.
During the interview, Paker explained the event to investigators and this was corroborated by the alleged victim.
OTHER INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS
Investigators reportedly learned Paker was the subject of other internal investigations for touching female staff or making inappropriate comments.
Sheriff’s investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Paker and arrested Paker at his place of work. Paker was arrested without incident and continued to cooperate with investigators.
“I believe this is another case of an individual in authority over teenagers in the workplace who thought they could get away with sexually victimizing a young minor,” Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said.
“I hope the young girl received the support she needs and that Paker gets the sentence he deserves.”
Paker was taken to the Canadian County Jail and booked for sexual battery of a minor.
His bond was initially $50,000 and was reduced to $25,000. He has since been bonded out of jail.
If anyone has been a victim of Paker or has knowledge of other incidents, call the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office at (405) 262-3434.