The Police have arrested an 18-year-old man for his alleged involvement in the sexual assault of a girl at a residential unit along Towner Road on 21 September 2021.
On 22 November 2021, the Police received multiple reports after the man allegedly confessed to sexually assaulting a girl in a video that was uploaded on social media. The Police commenced investigations immediately and arrested the man on 23 November 2021. Investigations are ongoing to determine if there are other victims involved.
The man will be charged in court on 25 November 2021 with an offence of Sexual Assault involving Penetration under Section 376(2)(a) punishable under Section 376(3) of the Penal Code. The man will be remanded for further investigations.
Anyone found guilty of an offence of Sexual Assault involving Penetration under Section 376(2)(a) punishable under Section 376(3) of the Penal Code is liable for imprisonment of up to 20 years, a fine or caning.
The Police take all reports of sexual assault seriously and will spare no effort to ensure that perpetrators are dealt with severely and in accordance with the law. Victims of sexual assault are encouraged to come forward to report a crime. The Police adopt a victim-centric approach to sexual crime investigations and victims will be handled sensitively during the investigation process.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
24 November 2021 @ 10:30 PM