Man, 21, arrested for molesting woman in lift

Man, 21, arrested for molesting woman in lift

SINGAPORE - A 21-year-old man has been arrested for molesting a woman in a lift at a Jurong East housing estate on December 10.

The suspect is believed to have entered the lift and molested his 32-year-old victim just as she was exiting.

He was identified through CCTV footage and arrested at Jurong East Street 32 on December 19.

The suspect will be face court on December 21. If convicted, he faces up to years in jail and caning.

Police advise lone females to be vigilant of their surroundings and to adopt the following measures in the event that they encounter a molester:

  • Try to stay composed;
  • Take note of the description, attire or any significant features of the perpetuator as much as possible;
  • Take note of the direction and mode of escape by the perpetuator; and
  • Call the Police as soon as it is safe to do so.

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