EDWARDSVILLE -- The manager of a pizza parlor in Luzerne County is accused of sexually assaulting two juvenile workers.
Two girls who work for Antonio's Pizza in Edwardsville both claim their boss touched them inappropriately while they were on the job.
On Friday, Edwardsville police filed charges against Ireneo Panecatl of Hanover Township. The father and married man is charged with indecent assault and corruption of minors.
Panecatl is a manager at Antonio's in the West Side Mall.
Court papers show that around the beginning of July, he inappropriately touched a teenage girl while both were working at the pizza shop. The girl told police she was asking for her paycheck and Panecatl said it was in the back office. She followed him there and said he lifted her shirt and pulled down her pants.
Court papers also show that earlier this week, that girl got a phone call from a teenage coworker who said she was also sexually assaulted by the manager.
The two girls then went to police.
Outside of Antonio's Pizza, one customer told Newswatch 16 she was surprised by the allegations.
“We come here all the time, but when you hear stuff like that, you kind of think maybe I don't want to come here,” said Aubrey Mitych of Wyoming.
Panecatl is locked up. He's due back in court later this month.
His lawyer says Panecatl has lived in Luzerne County for 20 years and has never been in trouble before.