Cousins Subs Manager Charged with Sexual Exploitation, Other Offenses
Police in Waukesha have arrested the manager of Cousins Subs at Highway 164 and Pearl Street for allegedly coercing a teen employee into sexual acts at the store.
According to court records, 23-year-old Jordan Flamand and a 16-year-old girl were having sex inside of the restaurant when the girl’s father arrived to pick her up after work on February 1. The father and mother both came to the store at around 10:30 p.m. and found the store dark and seemingly empty. The father entered the store and went to a back room, where he discovered the two having sex.
Prosecutors say the girl told her parents and police that she was pressured into sexual activity by Flamand in several separate incidents. She also said she “didn’t have a choice whether to stop or continue having sex” and that she “felt that if she said no, that it would be rape…she didn’t want it to be rape.”
According to the criminal complaint, Flamand also pressured her to pose for nude photos and clean the restaurant while nude.
Flamand has been charged with four offenses:
- Sexual intercourse with a child 16 or older, actor 19 or older – two counts
- Child sexual exploitation, employ, use, entice
- Child enticement, exposing genitals, pubic area, intimate parts
He appeared in court on February 11 and cash bond was set at $5,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 15.
Legal Recourse for Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Workplace
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No one should be forced to feel uncomfortable at work, but unfortunately, sexual harassment and sexual violence have become major problems in workplaces across the United States. When someone is sexually assaulted by a coworker or supervisor in the workplace, it’s critical that the perpetrator is arrested and prosecuted. It’s also important to determine if the business was partially at fault for failing to prevent the assault due to negligence.
For example, a business could be considered negligent in a case of workplace sexual assault if an employee had complained about sexual harassment by a coworker in the past, but management failed to take any disciplinary measures.
In cases that involve negligence, the victim and their family may have grounds for a lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted in the workplace, we want to help you find the justice and financial compensation you deserve. Consider talking to an experienced sexual assault survivors lawyers to learn more about your legal options.