The manager of Sun High Orchards in Randolph has rejected a plea offer that would have sent him to jail for a year and required him to register has a sex offender under Megan's Law. Philip Green, known as Farmer Phil, was charged with child endangerment and criminal sexual contact after two 17-year-old employees told police that he groped them.
Green previously admitted to squeezing one of the girl's breast and rubbing her butt and putting his hand down the other girl's shirt during a "consensual intercept" arranged by the police.
The 59-year-old is married to the owner of Sun High Orchards and was reportedly suspended from his job after being charged. A judge ruled that Green is only allowed to be at the orchard under the condition that there are no teenage employees present.
Since Green rejected the plea offer, the charges against him will be presented to a grand jury and if he's found guilty, he could face over 12 years in prison.
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