Man Arrested For Outrage Of Modesty

The Police have arrested a 45-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty.

On 3 February 2020 at about 1.20am, the Police received a report that a 24-year-old female was molested by an unknown man while on board a bus.

Through investigations and with the aid of images from CCTV and police cameras, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 20 February 2020.

Investigations are ongoing. The offence of outrage of modesty under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code, carries an imprisonment term of up to 2 years, or with fine, or with caning, or with any combination of such punishments.

Members of the public are advised to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

Be alert and attentive to your surroundings. Where possible, move away if someone stands or sits exceptionally close to you; 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.

Source: Singapore Police Force