Man molested and threatened woman with knife

Man molested and threatened woman with knife

SINGAPORE - After molesting his tenant, cleaner Sanusi Ahmad threatened to kill her and her young daughter if she refused to sleep with him.

The 51-year-old was jailed for 21 months on Friday after pleading guilty to the two charges.

“You can imagine how terrifying it has been for the victim and her four-year-old daughter. You used a knife to threaten them. I think any normal person will be terrified,” District Judge Toh Yung Cheong told the accused, stressing how he threatened not just the victim, but also her child.

The court heard how the 29-year-old unemployed woman was living in a Chinatown flat with Sanusi when he approached her for sex on Sept 25 while she was with her daughter in the living room.

When she rejected him, he pushed her onto the mattress and squeezed her breasts. After pushing him away, she tried to leave with her daughter.

That was when she saw Sanusi, who has previous convictions for offences such as theft, gross indecency and outrage of modesty, coming out from the kitchen, flashing a 20cm-long knife. He told her to sleep with him or he would kill the mother and daughter. Frightened, the woman quickly exited the flat and called her boyfriend, who told her to inform the police.

Sanusi could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined for molestation, and sent to prison for up to seven years or more for criminal intimidation.

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