Police are hunting a domestic worker who allegedly assaulted her former employer’s son indecently at a village house in Tung Chung on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island.

Sing Tao Daily reports that a woman living in a village house on Shek Mun Kap Road called the police at 11am on Monday, alleging that a former domestic worker in her employment had assaulted her five-year-old son.

The woman said her family had fired the maid on account of her bad working attitude. Recently, she had noticed her son was acting strangely. On speaking to him, her suspicion arose that he had been touched inappropriately by the maid and decided to call the police.

Officers from the criminal squad at Lantau District Headquarters have classed the case as one of indecent conduct towards a child under 14 and are looking for the domestic worker. Police and media reports did not disclose her nationality.