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Clinic director accused of molesting nurse

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested the director of a medical clinic in Ota Ward over the alleged molestation of a female nurse earlier this year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Dec. 8).

On the morning of September 30, Akira Uto allegedly fondled the chest and lower body of the nurse, aged in her 40s, inside an examination room at the Onazuka Clinic.

Upon his arrest on suspicion of quasi-indecent assault, Uto denied the allegations. “[The act] was a medical treatment,” the suspect told the Ikegami Police Station.

Akira Uto (Twitter)

Prior to the incident, the nurse had complained of lower back pain. Uto then carried out the act while pretending to treat her, police said.

At the time, the clinic was closed. In October, the nurse lodged a complaint with police.