Man jailed for molesting three women

SINGAPORE - Restaurant worker who groped three women on Sentosa in less than two months was jailed for seven months last Friday.

Mohd Firdaus A. Rahman, 29, told police he did it after feeling a "sudden urge", the court heard.

He had admitted to two charges of molesting a 30-year-old woman and a 19-year-old girl on the island on Nov 23 and Christmas Day last year respectively.

Two other charges - using criminal force to steal the teenager's cellphone and molesting a third woman - were taken into consideration.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Norine Tan Yan Ling said the first victim was walking along the bridge near Merlion Plaza when she suddenly felt Firdaus grabbing her breasts from behind.

He told her: "Give me this, give me this."

While struggling to break free, she fell backwards and lost her balance. Firdaus then ran off.

At about 1.30 am on Dec 25, the second victim was walking on the pathway near Merlion Plaza when Firdaus suddenly approached her and said "hi" before molesting her.

She screamed for help and was in a state of shock. When she got home, she told her cousin who encouraged her to make a police report.

The victim found bruises on her right breast which could have been the result of Firdaus' act.

He was arrested at his workplace on Jan 13 and his sentence was backdated to his remand on Jan 14.

Firdaus, a Malaysian, asked the judge if he could come back to Singapore after his release but she told him it was outside her purview.

He could have been jailed for up to two years, fined, caned or received any combined punishment on each charge.

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