Former Subway manager pleads guilty for relationship with minor

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Nathan McNeal

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The former Subway manager who was arrested and charged with two felonies for a relationship with a 15-year-old employee agreed to a plea agreement Friday.

Nathan L. McNeal, 34, of Fort Wayne, was charged in April 2019 after an investigation revealed he was having an inappropriate relationship with the underage employee.

McNeal agreed to a plea deal that dismisses one count of sexual misconduct with a minor and dissemination of matter harmful to minors, Level 5 and 6 Felonies respectively. The deal calls for McNeal to be sentenced for one count of sexual misconduct with a minor, a Level 4 Felony. The plea deal calls for a maximum of three years to be served, but the judge will ultimately decide whether or not to accept the deal.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Allen Superior Court, McNeal managed a Fort Wayne Subway restaurant. A 15-year-old employee said in an interview at The Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children that McNeal performed a sexual act on her and kissed and fondled her while at the eatery, the affidavit said.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 7.

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