Man arrested for molesting 10-year-old girl on bus

SINGAPORE - Officers from Jurong Police Division have arrested a man, 21, for a case of outrage of modesty of a 10-year-old girl on a bus.

On Aug 14 at about 1.05pm, police received a report by the bus captain on the incident.

Officers from the Jurong Police Division responded to the call and arrested the male suspect 40 minutes later.

The suspect will be charged in court on Aug 16 for the offence of Outrage.

If convicted, he may be jailed for up to 2 years, or fined, and will also be liable to caning.

Commander of Jurong Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police (DAC) Wilson Lim, commended the officers for their quick response which led to the arrest.

He advised women to be attentive to their surroundings when taking public transport and if confronted, to seek help from people nearby, the bus captain or station manager, and call the police to report the matter.

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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