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S. Korean diplomat under police probe over alleged sexual harassment

/ 03:57 PM July 29, 2019

S. Korean diplomat under police probe over alleged sexual harassmentSEOUL — A senior South Korean diplomat stationed in Japan is reportedly under police investigation for allegedly molesting a female subordinate employee.

The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission has referred the case to the police after receiving a tip on the consul general’s alleged sexual harassment, according to a foreign ministry official.

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“The commission has not revealed details of the incident to the ministry,” the official said.

The diplomat is known to be currently in South Korea for the investigation.

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The alleged incident took place as a number of senior South Korean diplomats have been investigated or relieved of duties due to various allegations, including harassment and corruption. Yonhap

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