He outraged woman's modesty on bus

He outraged woman's modesty on bus

While on a bus, he rubbed the thigh of a female passenger who was sitting beside him.

Even after she moved her legs away, he did not stop. He repeated the act.

For that, Ted Ho Shu Rong, 25, was sentenced Monday to 12 months of probation for outrage of modesty.

The court heard that he had boarded SBS bus 93 at 4.50pm on Aug 24 last year. The victim, 28, who had earlier boarded the bus on Adam Road, was sitting at the back of the bus.

Though there were many empty seats available, Ho made his way to the back of the bus and sat next to the victim.

During the journey, the victim was listening to music and her head was turned away from Ho, who was seated on her left.

SHOCK

As the bus was moving along Braddell Road, Ho used a finger to rub the victim's left thigh. This lasted a few seconds.

While she was shocked, she did not move away, and Ho proceeded to rub her thigh again. The victim alighted at Eunos Link and reported the matter to the police, who tracked Ho down through the bus's ez-link card records, CCTV footage and the description given by the victim.

Ho was arrested on Sept 13 last year.

His lawyer, Mr Louis Joseph, said in mitigation that a medical report stated that Ho has low IQ.

On top of the 12 months probation, Ho was also ordered to serve 80 hours of community service. His parents also signed a $5,000 bond for his good behaviour.


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