American real estate broker, 49, who ‘performed sex act on bar worker, 20, in front of a crowd of revelers in Thailand’ is arrested for public indecency after video is posted online
Ben Bartanyi is accused of carrying out a sex act on 20-year-old bar worker
Footage appears to show man performing act before being pushed away
Police arrested Bartanyi, 49, for public indecency after video posted online
He allegedly apologized and admitted he was the one who appears in clip
A U.S. citizen has been arrested after allegedly performing a sex act outside a bar in front of dozens of revellers.
Ben Bartanyi, 49, is accused of carrying out the intimate act on a 20-year-old bar worker during a night out in Pattaya, Thailand, on Friday.
Shocking footage appears to show a man walking up to the woman, who appears to be lying on a metal bar, before engaging in the act.
He was also said to have apologized for his actions. The investigation is believed to still be ongoing.
Dozens of people took to social media to criticise the incident, which occurred during Songkran, a festival celebrating Thai New Year.
The video has since been removed from YouTube but is still circulating on social media.