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Beijing - Police in China say they have arrested a Saudi Arabian man for allegedly molesting a Chinese woman at a restaurant.

Police in the central city of Changsha said Sunday that the 22-year-old man, identified as having the surname Alsubaie, had confessed. According to a statement posted on the Changsha police's microblog, the man said he had drunk alcohol early Thursday morning and when he saw a woman inside a restaurant at around 6 am, he molested her inside and outside the establishment. Passers-by called the police.

Police say his alleged victim was a 38-year-old woman from Changsha.

An official in Changsha police's propaganda department confirmed the arrest and ongoing investigation and said Alsubaie was studying Chinese at a Changsha university. - Sapa-AP