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'God Hand' doctor arrested under suspicion of molestation


Dec 6, 2010

A renowned doctor who has served as trainer for a number of prominent track and field athletes has been arrested on charges of attempted indecent assault after he reportedly molested a patient while giving medial treatment, it was revealed on Friday. Yutaka Tomatsuri was arrested November 26 for inappropriately touching a younger female patient through her clothes while giving treatment at his “Tomatsuri Orthopedic Clinic” in Chiba back in March.

Tomatsuri in the past cared for athletes at the 1996 Athens Olympics and 1997 World Championships in Athletics, and is known as a trusted name in athletic circles. His orthopedic clinic has been highly successful, with patients flying in from around the country to be treated by what some affectionately call “God Hand”.

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