Factory worker arrested for allegedly molesting 7-year-old girl at funfair in Malaysia

In the viral video, the man is seen fondling the chest of the child beneath her red dress. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

SUNGAI PETANI (THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The man who was caught in a viral video allegedly molesting a seven-year-old girl at a funfair in Malaysia has been arrested.

Police managed to track him down and arrested him at 3.10pm on Monday (Jan 22).

The suspect, who is a factory worker in his 40s, will be remanded on Tuesday under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017.

Police, however, declined to reveal where he was arrested although it is believed that he is the neighbour of the victim's family.

In a 20-second video uploaded on the Durian Media Facebook page, the child is seen seated on the lap of the man, while he repeatedly kisses her on her cheeks.

The man is also seen fondling the chest of the child beneath her red dress as loud music plays in the background.

The child's face is not censored in the video.

The post claimed that the incident took place at a funfair in Taman Ria, Sungai Petani at 11.30pm last Saturday.

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