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Father speaks about young daughter being attacked, sexually assaulted

Plus: Viewers, drivers complain of lights out on I-270; Lawsuit alleges steakhouse owner sexually harassed teenage hostess

Father speaks about young daughter being attacked, sexually assaulted

A Montgomery County father is angry and heartbroken after he says someone sexually assaulted his 13-year-old daughter as she walked along Rock Creek Trail in Kensington.

The father said his daughter and the rest of the family have a long road ahead of them as they deal with this traumatic event. [Fox 5]

Viewers, drivers complain of lights out on I-270

A camera mounted on top of a News 4 van showed how dark it gets on the southbound lanes of I-270 near Montrose Road, and how much brighter things are on the other side heading north.

The problem is worst between the Shady Grove Road and Democracy Boulevard exits. [NBC 4]

Lawsuit alleges steakhouse owner sexually harassed teenage hostess

A former hostess at the now-closed Silver Spring steakhouse Urban Butcher alleges in a civil lawsuit that chef-owner Raynold Mendizábal sexually harassed her by making inappropriate comments and giving her uninvited hugs and kisses on the cheek when she was 17.

Mendizábal’s attorney, Harry A. Suissa, said the complaint “is frivolous, totally baseless, without merit” and he is considering filing a countersuit for defamation. [Eater]

Restaurant owner criticizes state’s reopening plan, reflects on past year 

When McGinty’s Public House in downtown Silver Spring was forced to close a day before St. Patrick’s Day last March, the restaurant employed 43 staff members, co-owner Greg Whelan said, but it now has 15.

While eager to see a boost to business, Whelan is staunchly opposed to Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to lift COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants. [WTOP]

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