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Tokyo cops: Male nurse, 25, molested elderly female patient

Kyohei Yokoyama
Kyohei Yokoyama

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 25-year-old male nurse for allegedly molesting an elderly female patient at a rest home in Nerima Ward, reports TV Asahi (June 20).

In December, Kyohei Yokoyama allegedly reached inside the shirt of the woman, aged in her 70s, to fondle her breasts and abdomen as she rested on her bed. At the time, he was in charge of her meals.

Yokoyama, who has been charged with indecent assault, admits to the allegations. “While knowing I shouldn’t do it I did it,” the suspect is quoted by police.

The matter came to light after the woman complained to family members about multiple cases of abuse that have taken place since October, according to TBS News (June 20 ).

Police are now investigating whether to apply other violations to Yokoyama.