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Kyoto cops arrest ex-director of hospital in molestation of nurse

Motoharu Kondo
Motoharu Kondo

KYOTO (TR) – Kyoto Prefectural Police have arrested the former director of a hospital in Kamigyo Ward for the alleged molestation of a 25-year-old nurse, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Mar. 30).

On January 6 at 8:30 p.m., Motoharu Kondo, the 79-year-old former head of the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Hospital, allegedly summoned the nurse to a chronic heart disease ward and suddenly began fondling her body upon her arrival. He also kissed her.

Kondo, who has been charged with sexual assault, admits to the allegations. “I did it because I held an affinity for her,” the suspect is quoted by police.

The matter came to light after the mother of the nurse contacted police sometime after the incident, according to Mainichi Broadcasting System (Mar. 30.

Kondo currently serves as the head of another medical institution.