Help employee struck off after sexually assaulting colleagues

A SUPPORT employee has been struck off after being convicted of sexually assaulting two feminine colleagues at a Scots care residence.

Olaoluwa Olugbodi was discovered to have groped the ladies, in addition to making sexual remarks to them, whereas employed by Craigard Care Restricted in Aberdeen.

He additionally forcefully embraced the ladies on separate events, rubbing his “clothed penis” towards their our bodies throughout incidents which occurred in 2021.

Olaoluwa Olugbodi was convicted of two fees of sexual assault in February.

Mr Olugbodi kissed each ladies on the mouth and likewise grabbed the buttocks of one of many victims.

He was shortly dismissed by Craigard Care Restricted following an investigation into the allegations.

They later referred the case to the police ensuing within the former Robert Gordon College pupil being convicted on two fees of sexual assault at Aberdeen Sheriff Court docket in February this yr.

The Scottish Social Providers Council (SSSC) yesterday determined to take away Mr Olugbodi from the register in response to the incidents.

They stated: “We determined there may be proof that on 18 February 2022, whereas registered with the SSSC on the a part of the register for help staff in a care residence service for adults, you had been convicted at Aberdeen Sheriff Court docket of two offences opposite to part 3 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009.

“On numerous events between 8 February 2021 and 5 March 2021, each dates inclusive,…you probably did sexually assault AA, in that you just did seize her by the physique and embrace her, contact her on the physique, contact her on the buttocks, make remarks about her physique, press your physique towards her physique and press your clothed penis towards her physique and kiss her on the mouth.

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“On numerous events between 15 February 2021 and 16 March 2021, each dates inclusive,…you probably did sexually assault BB, in that you just did seize her on the physique, embrace her, contact her on the physique, kiss her on the mouth, try and kiss her on the mouth, press your physique towards her physique and press your clothed penis towards her physique.

“In mild of the above your health to practise is impaired due to
your convictions…”

On making their choice to problem Mr Olugbodi with a placing off order, the SSSC stated: “You might have been convicted of two sexual assault offences.

“Your abuse was directed at colleagues and induced them critical misery and upset.

“The behaviour was clearly sexually motivated.

“Your behaviour fell nicely under the requirements anticipated.

“It was basically incompatible with skilled registration and breached the basic values anticipated of the social service career.

“Given the intense nature of your convictions and the sample of sexual abuse, we take into account there’s a threat of comparable behaviour occurring once more. If repeated, this might trigger a critical threat of hurt.

Mr Olugbodi is a enterprise graduate from Robert Gordon College in Aberdeen.

“There’s a clear requirement to reaffirm clear requirements {of professional} conduct. It’s extremely doubtless that your behaviour would harm the repute of the career ought to no motion be taken.”

The panel additionally acknowledged that Mr Olugbodi lacked perception and regret through the proceedings.

A spokesperson for Craigard Care Restricted immediately stated: Feminine members of employees reported Mr Olugbodi to their supervisor for alleged sexual harassment at work.

“We take such complaints extraordinarily significantly and instantly launched an inner investigation into the allegations, while additionally supporting the employees members to report their allegations to the Police.

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“Following our inner investigation we had been happy that the allegations had been legit and of a critical nature.

“Mr Olugbodi was then dismissed with quick impact on sixteenth March 2021.

“We had been inspired by the following choice of the Aberdeen Sheriff Court docket to uphold our employees members’ allegations and to convict Mr Olugbodi of the costs towards him in February 2022.

“We’re additionally happy that, following our reporting of Mr Olugbodi to the Scottish Social Providers Council Health to Observe part in March 2021, that he has now been faraway from their register and is barred from working with weak individuals.

“It’s vital that we as employers don’t tolerate such behaviour within the office and it’s equally important that such individuals are not permitted to work within the Care Sector.”

Scottish Authorities statistics reveals that there 4,154 sexual assault convictions in 2020-21, up by nicely over a thousand from 2011-12, when the determine was 2,908.