A perverted McDonald’s employee sexually assaulted a teenage coworker in her first job.
Married Matthew Blair assaulted the young woman in a drive-thru booth after she returned to work after her mother’s death.
The girl wept as she testified from behind a screen, telling Paisley Sheriff Court: “I didn’t go to work to be violated, that’s why I quit my job. I clocked in to work to make money, I did it .” I don’t think I would clock in to be sexually assaulted.”
The court also heard that the creep also targeted another of his female colleagues after taking her to a bus stop, the Paisley Daily Express reports.
Blair claimed his victims agreed to his advances, forcing them to relive their horrific experiences in court.
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Under questioning by tax attorney John Penman, the youngest victim explained: “The service had started off well and it was a pretty busy day.
“We laughed and talked and then it got worse.
“He hit my ass and I hit his back. That was something that happens all the time there.
“It was my first job and I just thought this was what happened. He grabbed me over my work pants by my genital area. He grabbed my genitals with his hand.”
She explained how “sexual chatter” was part of everyday life at the branch.
She cried: “Having seen things like this happen every day, I thought it was a joke.
“I was a young girl and I knew no one was allowed to touch me there if I didn’t want to.
“When I just got back to work, my mother had passed away and I could barely function to go to work.”
The court was shown CCTV footage from the drive-thru cabin showing Blair attacking his young colleague.
Defense attorney Anthony Boland questioned Blair, who stated that he was and remains a married man at the time of the offenses.
Blair told the court: “My wife and I have been married for three and a half years. At the time of the incidents, the relationship was crumbling.
“We were constantly arguing, I worked quite a few night shifts and my wife was studying to be a teacher at the time, so we would never see each other.”
Blair felt that because he thought the “situation was escalating,” his victim allowed him to behave that way, stating that he thought “maybe she wanted something else.”
Blair’s second victim stood bravely in court, explaining how her former colleague had sexually assaulted her as they walked to the bus stop after their shift.
Blair pressed her against a wall and tried to kiss her repeatedly and touch her between the legs, telling her to “don’t tell anyone.”
Crying in court, she told me: “I finished my shift at 10pm and Matthew offered to take me to the bus stop.
“He was sitting outside by the benches waiting for me to come out. When we got to a tunnel he pressed me against a wall and started kissing me. He told me not to tell anyone and he tried on him I did not give permission and I had no warning that this would happen.’
The woman tried to run away, but was followed to the bus stop.
She explained: “He caught up with me and said, ‘Come on, nobody needs to know.’ At the bus stop he tried to pull me back in, he pulled me in by the waist and tried to grab my vaginal area.
“I felt ashamed, ashamed and terrible, I just hated it.”
When giving his opinion on the incident, Blair believed he had permission from this victim as she had “accounted for” by kissing him back.
In giving his testimony, he said, “I gestured for her to come closer to me and we started kissing.
“I said, ‘I’m a married man, no one should know about this.
“She didn’t seem like it wasn’t something she wanted.”
Blair, who now lives in Inverness, lost his job at McDonald’s after his victims complained about his behaviour.
When they found Blair guilty, Sheriff Lindsay Kooner said, “Both witnesses were credible and reliable in their evidence.
“There is nothing you said that has provoked a reasonable conviction.
“I accept that each of these encounters was an assault and a sexual assault.”
Sheriff Konner postponed the sentencing until next month and Blair was placed on the sex offender registry.