A Sterling man has been arrested after, authorities said, he sexually assaulted two children inside a bathroom at an Ashburn restaurant.
Luis F. Ore, 20, is accused of following two young girls into a women’s bathroom at the Elevation Burger restaurant in One Loudoun in Ashburn around 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, according to a news release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Ore held the girls in the bathroom against their will and sexually assaulted them, authorities said in the news release.
To help protect the victims’ identities, authorities are not releasing their ages, according to the news release.
Ore is charged with two counts of abduction and two counts of sexual assault of a person under the age of 13, according to the news release.
Ore, a registered sex offender, works at the restaurant and was taken into custody there, authorities said. According to the Virginia Sex Offender registry, Ore was convicted in 2012 of two counts of abduction and two counts of aggravated sexual battery.
He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.
In a statement, the Elevation Burger franchise owner said Ore was immediately fired.
"The Elevation Burger family was deeply saddened to learn of the events at one of our franchise locations on Sunday, November 13, that led to the arrest of a now former employee," the franchise and franchise owner said in a statement. "We send our most heartfelt concern to the individuals and their families involved. Our customers and communities are our priority and without equivocation, the arrested employee was immediately terminated. Elevation Burger is currently investigating the internal processes for which he was hired. Our main focus is actively cooperating in this ongoing criminal investigation."