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Man Swiftly Arrested For Outrage Of Modesty

by August 19, 2019 General

The Police have arrested a 32-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty.

On 17 August 2019 at about 12.50am, the Police were alerted to a case where an 18-year-old female teenager was molested along Pasir Ris Street 21. Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within four hours after the report was lodged.

Investigations are ongoing. Anyone convicted for outrage of modesty, under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 is liable for a jail term of up to 2 years, or with fine, caning, or with combination of such punishments.

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