In a trial against two former employees of a facility charged injuring a resident, the prosecution said, “In a trial against a man who was charged with injuries and the like, It is a one-sided crime against a nonresistant person with disabilities.” One will be sentenced to two years and six months imprisonment and the other two years imprisonment.
Akiko Matsumoto (25) who was working as a staff member for Utsunomiya City’s disabled support facility “Bi · Bright” and Maki Sato (22) who worked assisting the staff from April, thwere charged with causing injuries because they assaulted a intellectually disabled resident and caused serious injury. Matsumoto is also charged with assault for striking a woman’s face at another facility.
In a trial held at Utsunomiya District Court , the prosecution said, “Unilateral and violent crime against unbalanced disabled people, beating for about 30 minutes and resulting in serious consequences”, Matsumoto will be sentenced to two years and six months imprisonment with Matsumoto, whilst Sato will be sentenced to two years imprisonment.
Sentence will be for formally passed on December 8th.