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    Former McDonald’s employee accused of raping teen co-workers in Clearfield County

    By Bill Shannon,


    CLEARFIELD, Pa. (WTAJ) — A former McDonald’s employee in Clearfield has been accused of raping two teenage girls he was working with.

    Police said they were alerted of a possible rape after a teen employee spoke to a counselor about what happened. According to charges filed, the investigation led to Taylor James English, 29, of Curwensville.

    English was accused of forcing the teen to have sex with him in June 2023 behind the Super 8 motel located next to McDonald’s on Clearfield Shawville Highway after her shift and before his started. The teen detailed the events that happened, saying that English held her down by the hips and had intercourse with her. She went on to tell police that he threatened to kill her family if she didn’t say it was consensual, the criminal complaint reads.

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    It was alleged that English had also raped another co-worker who was 16 at the time. Store management told police that English was moved to the night shift before ultimately being fired for bringing a gun to work, charges show.

    I was devastated to learn about these allegations last summer. As a small business owner here in Clearfield, it’s vitally important to me that my employees feel safe and protected at work. Harassment or assault of any kind has absolutely no place in our organization. Immediately upon learning of these complaints, we took action to suspend and ultimately terminate this former employee.

    Owner and Operator of McDonald’s on Clearfield Shawville Highway

    Police noted the first victim told them English video called her and threatened her with a gun to continue to say they had consensual sex. Police later confirmed the gun she described belonged to a woman English was dating at the time.

    While investigating, police said the teen described the spot behind the motel and that there was a red cooler with a white lid. Police noted they found the cooler that no one could see unless they got into the brushline behind the motel.

    English was charged with rape, witness intimidation, sexual assault, witness intimidation, possession of a firearm by a person not permitted and lesser charges.

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    A summons was issued to English for a preliminary hearing in July, according to court documents.

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