SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police say they are investigating an official from Iran’s Asian Games delegation over suspicions he sexually harassed a female volunteer at a soccer stadium.
Police inspector Park Min-joo said Tuesday that the man was being investigated. The alleged harassment occurred at the Ansan Wa Stadium on Monday. The man has been banned from leaving the country. Park says the man admits touching the 21-year-old woman while taking a photo with her but did not think his actions were illegal.
The woman reported the incident to police on Monday.
Bruce Lee of the Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee says the suspect is a 38-year-old equipment manager for Iran’s national soccer team.