BROOKLYN - Police arrested and charged a man in connection with the groping of a young girl on board the B6 bus in Brooklyn.

Edward Lewis, 47, of Brooklyn, was arrested Tuesday and charged with a sex abuse act on a minor and acting in a manner injurious to a child, police say.

The incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. near Flatlands Avenue and East 80th Street on Monday.

Police say Lewis grabbed the 11-year-old girl's buttocks before exiting the bus at the next stop.