- Associated Press - Thursday, September 14, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Attorney General Janet Mills says she’s filed a civil rights complaint against a man who made derogatory sexual comments to female workers a Portland, Maine, restaurant.

Mills said Thursday she’s requesting an order barring 37-year-old Jesse James Taylor, of Portland, from coming into Sisters Gourmet Deli or having contact with employees.

Mills said Taylor entered the restaurant July 29 and yelled anti-gay epithets at the women. She said Taylor threatened the women with violence based on bias against their gender and sexual orientation.


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Police said Taylor pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to five days in Cumberland County Jail. Portland police say they believe mental illness played a role in the incident.

Efforts to reach Taylor were unsuccessful Thursday.



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