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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 1 August 2023 at about 9.50pm, the Police received a report that a woman was purportedly molested by an unknown man at the vicinity of Haji Lane.

The woman managed to take a photo of the man and provided it to the Police when she reported the incident. Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of CCTV footage, officers from Central Police Division and the Police Operations Command Centre established the identity of the man and arrested him within one hour of the report. Police investigations are ongoing.

The offence of outrage of modesty carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, or a fine, or caning, or any combination of such punishments.

The Police have zero tolerance towards sexual offenders who threaten the safety of the community. 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 to report the matter to the Police immediately, if they witness an incident of outrage of modesty, or are aware of someone being a victim of outrage of modesty.


02 August 2023 @ 3:50 PM
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