LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —  Authorities say a veteran employee of the LA County Coroner’s Office sexually battered a colleague.

Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division’s Special Assault Section are conducting an investigation involving 46-year-old Ryan Hays. Officials say Hays is a nine year employee of the Coroner’s Office.

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A female employee, who works as a coroner investigator, was allegedly sexually battered in the workplace by Hays on Jan. 4. He also allegedly sent her lewd and obscene pictures despite her objections repeatedly.

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The City Attorney’s Office filed one count of sexual battery, six counts of harassment and one count of exposure of private parts.

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Hays was arrested Thursday for the above charges.