AN Edinburgh morgue worker has appeared in court accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old as she moved corpses.
David Reilly, 50, repeatedly touched the alleged victim and pushed against her as she dealt with bodies, a court heard.
The 17-year-old was forced to take time off work at Edinburgh City Mortuary after the behaviour left her “depressed”.
The woman, who gave evidence from behind a screen at Edinburgh sheriff Court, said: “He’d come round the back of me. As I pushed the drawer into the fridge he’s put his hands along the side of mine, sometimes pressed against me. I felt uncomfortable.
“I didn’t feel it was appropriate, especially when you have someone’s loved one there.”
The woman, now aged 21, reported the incident with three bosses.
The trial continues.
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