A Filipino migrant worker was arrested last week and charged with molesting a woman in Macau.

Vegara, aged about 20, was arrested three days after he allegedly molested a woman on a street in Taipa on May 21, Today Macao reported.

The 20-year-old woman was walking along Rua do Minho alone when the suspect allegedly appeared, hugged her from behind and touched her breast before running away. The woman reported the case to police.

After a thorough investigation of surveillance camera footage from nearby buildings, police identified the suspect. On Friday, he was intercepted by police near the Jardim Do Hipódromo Building and admitted he had indecently assaulted the woman.

Police later discovered the man had committed the same offense in 2016. He has been charged with indecent assault and sent to the public prosecution office for further questioning.