Police in south Belfast received a report of a male exposing himself and committing a sexual act in the area of Ormeau Park, shortly before 4 pm, on Wednesday, November 8.
Officers on patrol in the local area responded immediately and arrested a 44 year old man on suspicion of indecent exposure. He remains in police custody at this time.
Superintendent Finola Dornan said: “I would like to reassure the local community that we take reports of this nature very seriously.
“Local police officers are committed to ensuring our public spaces are safe.
“We are here for victims and are relentless in our pursuit of perpetrators of violence against women and girls.
“I would seek the support of anyone who may have witnessed this or similar incidents in the area recently to contact South Belfast Police on 101, quoting reference number 1045 08/11/23.
A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/