Mexican police have arrested a Quebec man accused of sexually abusing young girls.

Police say Walter Zuk, 68, was arrested on Sunday after being confronted by passersby in Acapulco.

In a short video supposedly taken after the alleged abuse occurred, a man can be seen sitting on a bench with several toddlers.

A person asks the man if his behaviour is normal, and the man replies that he likes the girls and they like him.

He then kisses one of the toddlers, and a police officer grabs the man.

The attorney general in Guerrero state identifies the man as a 68-year-old named Walter Zuk.

They say he's from Quebec.

Global Affairs Canada confirmed they are aware of a Canadian citizen detained in Acapulco, but wouldn't provide more information due to privacy laws.