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Hospital Chaplain Charged With Forcing At-Risk Adult To Have Sex

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (CBS4) – A chaplain is accused of having unlawful sexual contact with at an-risk adult in Boulder County.

Katsutoshi Shimada, 56, of Littleton, works as a chaplain with Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette.

Police say Shimada in May forced sexual contact with a woman in her Louisville apartment.

Investigators say he met the woman while on duty at the hospital.

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Katsutoshi Shimada (credit: Boulder Sheriff)

Shimada could face as much as 12 years in prison.

“He’s been my neighbor for years and he’s a wonderful person. I would not suspect that he would do anything unlawful,” said Littleton neighbor Lavonne Carter.

An official with Exempla said their organization is concerned about the allegations.

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