A 26-year-old domestic worker was arrested on Tuesday for alleged abuse of a child in a flat in Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon.

A woman reported to police at 11pm that she suspected her maid had abused her three-year-old daughter in a flat on Tak Shing Street in Yau Ma Tei, the Oriental Daily reported.

The report did not say what country the maid comes from.

Police arrived and arrested the maid. The girl was sent to a hospital accompanied by her mother for a medical examination.

Apple Daily reported that the little girl told her mother that she was unhappy because the maid touched her private part.

Police classed the case as child abuse and officers are investigating the matter.

According to figures released by the Social Welfare Department, some 477 child abuse cases were reported in the first half of this year. Fifteen of these involved a caregiver as the abuser.