A 44-year-old Filipino domestic helper has been charged with indecent assault for allegedly touching her former employer’s four-year-old son in a sexual manner, according to Chinese-language newspaper The Sun.

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The alleged attack, which happened four years ago, only came to light recently when the mother of the boy, now eight, questioned him after “observing unusual looks on the boy’s face,” the newspaper said on Friday.

The boy told his mother the domestic worker, now working for another family, took off his trousers and touched his genitals, the report said.

The suspect, named Sabando Rizalie Mole, appeared at a hearing at the Tsuen Wan Magistrates’ Courts on Thursday. The case has been adjourned to August 6.

Vivienne Zeng is a journalist from China with three years' experience covering Hong Kong and mainland affairs. She has an MA in journalism from the University of Hong Kong. Her work has been featured on outlets such as Al Jazeera+ and MSNBC.