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.READ MORE: Día De Los Muertos Celebrations and Others Return To LA
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.READ MORE: Sigma Nu Fraternity At USC Suspends Member At Center Of Sexual Assault Allegations
The City Attorney’s Office filed one count of sexual battery, six counts of harassment and one count of exposure of private parts.MORE NEWS: USC Places Sigma Nu Fraternity On Interim Suspension After Reports Of 'Possible Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assaults,' Students Protest In Support Of Victims
Hays was arrested Thursday for the above charges.