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Seaman nabbed for harassing female worker

Ulsan - A Russian crewman of a car carrier has been arrested on charges of forcibly hugging and kissing a South Korean female welfare center worker, the maritime police in Ulsan said Monday. The 44-year-old, identified only as “A,”is suspected of having molested the woman

Ulsan - A Russian crewman of a car carrier has been arrested on charges of forcibly hugging and kissing a South Korean female welfare center worker, the maritime police in Ulsan said Monday.

The 44-year-old, identified only as “A,” is suspected of having molested the woman, who helped connect his mobile phone to wireless Internet during a visit to the seamen’s welfare center in the country’s southeastern port of Ulsan at around 5:40 p.m., Tuesday, the police said. The man was apparently drunk at the time.

According to the police, the Russian denied the charge during a probe, insisting, “I kissed her as a token of my appreciation, and the charge is a misunderstanding stemming from cultural differences.”

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