SINGAPORE - His job, as part of a construction team working on upgrading the HDB block, was to check the toilets in the flats.
But Bangladeshi construction worker Sheikh Rubel Hossen Sheikh Ismail, 27 , seized the opportunity to enter a unit and molest a 12-year-old girl.
He was yesterday jailed for four months after pleading guilty to one count of outrage of modesty.
Sheikh Rubel went to the girl's flat at the northern part of Singapore at around 1pm on June 9 and called out to her through the metal gate.
She told him that her parents were not at home and that her elder sister was asleep in her bedroom.
When he told her he was a contractor who needed to check the toilet, the girl let him in.
Sheikh Rubel went to the bathroom next to the kitchen. About 10 minutes later, he went to the living room to talk with the girl.
After she rebuffed his attempt at a conversation, he squatted and used his fingers to touch her calves.
Feeling scared, she went to her room and closed the door. She emerged soon afterwards and locked the gate when she noticed that he was gone.
Sheikh Rubel returned to the flat about 10 minutes later and told her that he wanted to clean the toilet.