Osaka Prefectural Police have sent papers on a sexual molestation case involving a male clerical worker at Sakai City Medical Center to public prosecutors.
The unidentified male suspect, who is in his 50s, is employed at a medical facility designated for treating infectious disease patients, including COVID-19 cases, Sankei Shimbun reported. He is accused of forcibly kissing a female colleague in her 30s inside the hospital’s administration office on Jan 1.
According to police, the incident occurred after the suspect finished his shift. The victim, who was working overtime on New Year’s Day, filed a report with police in which she said the man pulled down her face mask and kissed her without her consent.
During questioning by police, the man denied the charge and said she consented to the kiss.
Sakai City Medical Center on Tuesday issued a warning to the male employee concerning the incident. The woman has taken a leave of absence due to acute stress disorder.© Japan Today