Man Arrested For Outrage Of Modesty
The Police have arrested a 61-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty.
On 11 March 2019, the Police received a report from a 16-year-old female victim that she had been molested by an unknown man at Clarke Quay MRT Station.
Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from CCTV cameras, officers from Public Transport Security Command and Central Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 14 March 2019. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to be involved in similar cases reported islandwide.
The man will be charged in court on 16 March 2019. Anyone convicted for outrage of modesty under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 shall be punished with an imprisonment term which may extend to 2 years, or with fine, or with caning, or with any combination of such punishments. The Police would also like to highlight that the commission of such an offence on board public transport is an aggravating factor that may result in a higher sentence.
Members of the public are advised to adopt the following crime prevention measures:
Be alert and attentive to your surroundings and stay alert to any suspicious person(s);
Carry along with you a shrill alarm; and
If you are molested, seek help immediately from those around you. Take note of the prominent features and attire of the suspect as well as the direction in which he or she went. Call ‘999’ as soon as possible to increase the chances of apprehending the suspect early. If it is safe to do so, the victim or other witnesses of the crime may assist to detain the suspect while waiting for the Police to arrive.
Source: Singapore Police Force