The prosecution has filed for an arrest warrant for a senior prosecutor after he was held in custody earlier this week on charges of sexually harassing a female subordinate. 

A task force created to investigate sexual misconduct allegations within the prosecution said on Wednesday that it is seeking an arrest warrant for a senior prosecutor belonging to the Goyang office of the Uijeongbu District Prosecutors’ Office. 

The senior prosecutor, known by his surname Kim, was known to have made a physical contact with a junior staff against her will during an after-work meeting last month. 

The victim reported the incident to the task force, demanding punishment. The task force apprehended him without a warrant in his office on Monday. 

It is rare for the prosecution to detain and then file for an arrest warrant for an incumbent high-ranking prosecutor suspected of sexual misconduct.