A 41-year-old breast surgeon, who was arrested on a charge of committing a lewd act on a patient after an operation, has denied the charge.
Testifying at the opening session of his trial in Tokyo on Wednesday, Susumu Sekine denied that he licked the left breast of a woman in her 30s after an operation at a hospital in Adachi Ward in May, Fuji TV reported. The woman had surgery on her right breast.
Despite Sekine’s denial of the charge, prosecutors said saliva, matching his DNA, was found on the woman's left breast and say he committed the indecent act after the patient was returned to her hospital bed.
Sekine's lawyer said that a patient recovering consciousness after being given an anesthetic for an operation is in a daze and is likely to imagine things. He also said there were three other patients in the ward and that it would have been impossible for Sekine to commit such an act without being seen.© Japan Today