Suspected public transport molester arrested

Suspected public transport molester arrested

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a suspect in relation to a case of outrage of modesty.

On Aug 7, 2014 at about 8.09am, the victim reported to the police that she was molested by a man whilst travelling on the train to work, said a police press release.

She was about to alight from the train when she felt someone touching her bottom. She confronted the man and brought him to the control station before reporting the matter to the police.

The man was subsequently arrested.

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone convicted for the offence of Outrage of Modesty under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, shall be punished with an imprisonment term of up to two years and caning.

The police advise the public to practice the following crime prevention measures:

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

- If you are molested, shout for help immediately and activate a shrill alarm to increase the chances of apprehending the culprit early. Call '999' as soon as possible; and

- Approach the station manager or contact police for assistance if you see any suspicious looking passenger.

spanaech@sph.com.sg

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