Edinburgh morgue worker accused of sexually assaulting colleague

The case was heard at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
The case was heard at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

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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