A suspect is in custody after a 6-year-old boy was sexually abused in a bathroom stall at the former Rock’ n’ Roll McDonald’s in River North, according to a Chicago police report. It is the second time since 2020 that a child is said to have been abused in the restaurant’s men’s room.
The boy was inside a stall at the restaurant, 600 North Clark, when the adult male entered and sexually abused him, a Chicago police report said. McDonald’s security officers attempted to arrest the man, but he assaulted the guard and then resisted Chicago cops. The suspect was tazed and taken into custody by CPD officers.
Police said the security guard declined medical attention. EMS took the boy to Lurie Children’s Hospital in good condition, according to a CPD spokesperson.
Area Three detectives were still investigating on Sunday morning, the spokesperson said, and charges were pending.
In February 2020, prosecutors charged 34-year-old Christopher Puente with sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl inside the restaurant’s men’s room while her father was helping her brother, who had an “accident.”
Puente allegedly used his hand to muffle the girl as she cried for her father. But the father managed to hear the commotion. He looked over the top of the stall, saw what was happening, and pulled the girl out.
Police said Puente admitted to placing his private parts against the girl’s, but he denied having intercourse with the child. He reportedly told cops that he was high at the time of the attack.
The case is still pending in criminal court, and Puente is being held in the Cook County jail without bail.