A park in the central city of Da Nang, where a man confessed to molesting several little girls this year. Photo credit: VnExpress
Police in the central city of Da Nang have detained a 30-year-old man for allegedly sexually abusing children in a park, according to media reports.
Bui Hoang Hai is being questioned for "child molestation," which carries a jail term of up to 12 years under Vietnamese law.
He was arrested late last month after a six-year-old girl's family lodged a complaint with police.
Bui Hoang Hai, 30, is under investigation for child molestation
The girl was reportedly playing with other kids in the park near her home when Hai approached them.
When they were playing on the slides, he allegedly assaulted her. She rushed home and reported it to her mother in tears.
In custody, Hai told the police he had abused girls aged six to eight on nine occasions this year.
Some parents have complained to the police that their children were sexually assaulted, but they could not identify the attacker, news website VnExpress reported.
The park is often crowded at night when parents take their kids there to play, but most of the adults hang out at street stalls selling soft drinks instead of playing with their children, a local woman told the website.
A man said he had seen Hai "happily" playing with the girls, but thought it was "normal".