Four Men Arrested For Circulating Obscene Materials Via Telegram
The Police have arrested four men, aged between 17 and 37, for their suspected involvement in circulating obscene materials and promoting vice activities through a chat group, SG Nasi Lemak, in Telegram.
Between 15 March and 3 October 2019, the Police received several reports against the chat group for circulating obscene materials and promoting vice activities. Through investigations, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the identities of the men and arrested them at various locations islandwide on 14 October 2019. Investigations revealed that the 26-year-old man and 37-year-old man are the administrators behind the said chat group, while the 17-year-old and 19-year-old teenagers are the distributors of the obscene materials. More than 10 electronic devices, including a central processing unit, a laptop, a harddisk and several mobile phones, were seized as case exhibits.
The men will be charged in court on 15 October 2019 with conspiracy to commit distributions of obscene materials, under Section 292(a) read with Section 109 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. If convicted, the men may be punished with imprisonment for up to 3 months, or with fine, or both.
Members of the public are advised to stop soliciting in any lewd website or joining such online platforms and illicit chat groups. The Police takes a serious view of anyone involved in criminal activities and will continue to take tough enforcement actions against those breaking the law.
Source: Singapore Police Force