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Former Wendy's manager faces second sex abuse charge

Philip W. Buroff
Philip W. Buroff

An Orland Park man has been charged with sexually abusing a girl and possessing child pornography after pleading guilty to abusing another girl less than a month ago.

On Feb. 28, Philip W. Buroff, 26, a former Wendy’s supervisor, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a teenage girl who worked at the restaurant in Mokena. He was sentenced to three years of probation and released after being credited for serving 180 days in jail.

On Wednesday, Buroff was arrested and charged with sexually abusing a second female Wendy’s employee on three occasions before he was arrested last year. He is being held at the Kankakee County jail on $1 million bond.

Buroff was also charged with child pornography after authorities found files on his phone, police said.

Buroff was a supervisor at several Wendy’s locations in Frankfort, Mokena, Manteno and Matteson.

Will County Sheriff’s detectives are asking anyone with information about Buroff to call Detective Corey Burke at 815-727-8574, extension 4965.

Buroff had been friends with the first victim at Wendy’s in Mokena, according to the sheriff’s office.

The girl alleged that over a yearlong period, the relationship expanded to inappropriate sexual advances via text messages and a private social media site before their relationship then became sexual, police said.

Detectives brought Buroff in for questioning Monday, police said, and he made statements implicating himself and stated he was aware the girl was 16.

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