A masseur, was arrested by the Uppuveli police for allegedly sexually harassing a female US Navy personnel attached to the US Navy Hospital, USNS Mercy yesterday.
The suspect(37) had allegedly attempted to touch the victim(20) inappropriately during the massage.
Police said the victim and a female colleague had visited the spa in Uppuveli on Tuesday (May8) afternoon. While a masseuse was assigned to her colleague, the suspect was assigned to the victim.
The victim had lodged a complaint with the Uppuveli police a few hours after the incident occurred.
The suspect, a resident of Uhana, Ampara was arrested soon after and is to be produced before the Trincomalee Magistrate’s Court today.
In a separate incident, a hotel employee was also taken into custody yesterday for allegedly harassing two other female US Navy personnel attached to the same ship.(Darshana Sanjeewa)