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The Police have arrested a 35-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty.

On 29 June 2023 at about 7.45pm, the Police received a report from a 17-year-old female victim informing that an unknown man had allegedly molested her on a bus that was travelling along Tampines Road.

Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of CCTV footage, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within 24 hours.

The man will be charged in court on 1 July 2023 with outrage of modesty under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code 1871. The offence of outrage of modesty carries an imprisonment term of up to 3 years, or with fine, or with caning, or with any combination of such punishments.

The Police have zero tolerance towards sexual offenders who threaten the personal safety of the community, and offenders will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law. The Police would also like to urge members of the public to remain vigilant, and if they witness an incident of outrage of modesty, or are aware of someone being a victim of outrage of modesty, to report the matter to the Police immediately.


01 July 2023 @ 1:05 PM
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