Man arrested after allegedly raping 4-year-old at McDonald’s in Midwest City

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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - A man was arrested after he allegedly raped a 4-year-old inside a bathroom at a McDonald's in Midwest City.

On Tuesday, police responded to a McDonald's near SE 15th and Air Depot in reference to a disturbance.

When police arrived, they spoke with daycare employees who told officers a 4-year-old girl had gone to the bathroom in the play area of the restaurant and went to check on her after noticing the child had "been gone for a while."

The daycare employee says the door was locked, and after knocking for a while, a man answered the door and came out with hands up, saying "I was just washing my hands."

The 4-year-old was asked if she was touched by the man and she said "yes," pointing to her genital area.

Police were called and talked to the man who told police he was in the playground area when he started to feel sick and went to the bathroom, knocking on the door.

He said when he opened the door, a female was sitting on the toilet. He says he then threw up in the sink, washed his hands and left the bathroom.

Joshua Kabatra

The 4-year-old told officials what happened in the bathroom.

37-year-old Joshua Kabatra was arrested on two complaints of Rape 1 and one complaint of lewd acts with a child in connection to the incident.

News 4 reached out to McDonald's regarding the matter and they sent the following statement:

“At McDonald’s, nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers. We are deeply disturbed by the incident that occurred at one of our Oklahoma restaurants earlier this week. We are fully cooperating with the police during their investigation. At this time, our thoughts are with the victim and others impacted by this incident.”

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