Young man detained after allegedly molesting adopted sister in public

A young man has been detained by police on suspicion of molesting a girl under the age of 14 in the waiting room of Nanjing South Railway Station on August 12.

A young man has been detained by police on suspicion of molesting a girl under the age of 14 in the waiting area of Nanjing South Railway Station on August 12.

A witness captured photos of him putting his hand into the minor's dress and molesting her. A couple sitting beside them seemed to be their parents, although they didn't try to stop his behavior.

The incident caught the attention of the public after the photos were exposed online.

Nanjing railway police said that the suspect, 18, surnamed Duan, was caught in Hua County, Henan Province on August 14.

He has been put under criminal detention for suspected child molestation.

After an investigation, the police found the suspect is the brother of the victim but they had no blood relationship as the girl was adopted by Duan's parents.

Police said they are investigating and treating Duan's parents according to the law.

They are also coordinating with the relevant local departments to make appropriate arrangements for the victim and protect her rights and interests.

As the incident involved a minor, police hoped Chinese netizens would stop spreading the details of the case to prevent further hurting the victim.

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