Abuse Care Coronavirus COVID-19 Japan

Former employee of a facility for people with disabilities arrested, suspected of abuse due to “Stress of new coronavirus”

A camera in the facility shows multiple residents being assaulted, and a survey by Nishinomiya City revealed damage to a total of 10 men and women in their 20s and 50s in about a month. According to the city, the suspect admitted to the abuse and said, "I was busy and stressed by the new coronavirus."

Written with extracts translated from Jiji

content altered to withhold the suspect’s name

October 13 2020

NISHINOMIYA ~ On October 13th, the Hyogo Prefectural Police said that the disabled people who at a disabled persons support facility “Nishinomiya Sunago Medical Welfare Center” (Nishinomiya City, the same prefecture) were repeatedly abused by someone hitting their faces on the floor, a former employee of the prefecture, was arrested in Amagasaki City, Nishinomiya Prefecture. He admitted that he was “no doubt”.

A camera in the facility shows multiple residents being assaulted, and a survey by Nishinomiya City revealed damage to a total of 10 men and women in their 20s and 50s in about a month. According to the city, the suspect admitted to the abuse and said, “I was busy and stressed by the new coronavirus.”


On July 8-11, a male resident (53) who was almost bedridden due to severe physical and mental disabilities was injured by kicking his side, lifting his body and hitting his face on the floor, and bruising around his right eye. Suspected to have made him.

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