Police Charge Restaurant Manager with Molesting Teen Employees

Popeye's shift manager Eduardo Tomasek was incarcerated on $250,000 bail.

On May 23 at 3:15 p.m., Bensalem Police Special Victims Unit arrested Eduardo Tomasek, 50, of the 2500 block of Knights Road, for indecent assault, unlawful contact with minors, corruption the morals of minors and related offenses.

After a two-month investigation, Tomasek, a shift manager at 2160 Street Road, was accused of fondling and inappropriately touching at least three 15-16 year-old female employees and supplied some of them with gifts and money. 

Tomasek, a former Florida resident, was found on the Megan’s Law registry. Popeye’s management has been cooperating with police during the investigation.

He was taken into custody at Popeye’s shortly after his shift began. He was video arraigned by Judge Kline and sent to Bucks County Prison on lieu of $250,000 or 10 percent bail.

Bensalem Special Victims is continuing to investigate this and believe there are more victims.

If you have any information or wish to report an incident please contact Sgt Andrew Aninsman or Det. Nieves at (215) 633-3719.

Wendy Saddler May 24, 2011 at 03:44 PM
This is absolutely sick!! This individual was hired by this restaurant, and they didn't even do a criminal background check on him?? What's even more scary, is that this restaurant is 5 minutes walking distance from where I live, which has children here!!
phillyguy May 24, 2011 at 04:44 PM
The guy should be locked up for a long time. The girls did the right thing by reporting it to the police. But to blame the business owner, for not doing a criminal background check, is wrong... most owners(99%) do not do such a check. There are nut cases everywhere, we have to teach our kids to be aware and act accordingly if something happens.
Eric S May 24, 2011 at 07:22 PM
I'm going to have to politely disagree with you phillyguy. As someone who is tasked to work with kids, he is also tasked with providing as safe a work enviroment as possible. The owner didn't do that. Then there is the aspect of a manager having access to the cash. Surely it would be a wise business practice to know who is interacting with subordinates AND the cash flow. A simple background check through the PA State Police cost $10 and will bring up any criminal convictions from any state in the U.S. I sure wouldn't let an unknown person be around people I am responsible for during their work hours and the cash without checking on their past. But the last part of your post is dead on. As parents WE have the first responsibility to assure the safety of our kids by teaching them properly. I've also taught mine the soft targets on the human body. A finger in the eye, a punch in the throat or a knee to the groin send a very clear message....I'm not a victim.
Wendy Saddler May 24, 2011 at 07:41 PM
Thanks for backing me up Eric. As someone who has retail/office management expertise, I NEVER hired anyone without doing a criminal background check.
Tyler C May 24, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Wendy seems to be someone who will always "work" for someone else. Being a former business owner( able to retire at 40) you have to be active in your business to know whats going on. If your not, then maybe a criminal check would be a good idea. But I bet that most small business owners on Street Rd,Bensalem, never bother to check criminal records. Whether right or wrong about hiring practices, parents need to constantly teach their kids to watch out !! Sticking to the topic of the article, this guy if found guilty, should be locked away,and let bubba and his friends teach him some lessons.
Eric S May 24, 2011 at 11:23 PM
Yeah, these days it's a bad idea to hire someone for a sensitive position without knowing who or what they are. In my old line of work we had drug testing, FBI backgrounds, psychological testing, random drug testing and seemingly minor issues would disqualify you from employment. Things as simple as parking tickets were a problem. If you can't follow simple parking rules we sure don't want you playing with the nuclear materials. Just hiring someone to man a landscaping crew deserves a background check. As a homeowner I'd like to have some degree of security that the stranger wandering my property while I'm not there has been checked over. It just makes good business sense. As an employeee I like knowing my co-workers have checked out as not being criminals. Of course it doesn't assure anything, but it helps. So anyway, your welcome Wendy. Maybe we gave phillyguy something to think about without resorting to immature behavior by calling him names but rather through a different point of view.
Eric S May 28, 2011 at 06:04 PM
I feel ya man......criminals, both the common and the political criminals, are causing a mess almost beyond repair.....short of The Revolution 2.0. Drug-Free zones, ya, that should keep the drugs out of the schools. They think it works for the gun-free zones too. How stupid does a politician need to be to believe that a sign is all that is needed to stop criminal activity? The same applies to the sheeple who think it has any effect on crime. Criminals by defination break the law....no sign is ever going to stop them. Feel good BS is all it is, it does nothing to stop anything. Now if the judical system would apply real penalties to crime we might be getting somewhere. Poor guy is on drugs, give him a break. Poor criminal had a rough life, give him a break. Poor guy says it was just "a bad choice", give him a break. Law abiding, tax paying citizen....screw 'em and make them pay for the criminals.


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