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The Police have arrested a 23-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty.

On 25 November 2023 at about 7.35pm, the Police received a report that a woman was allegedly molested by an unknown man along Woodlands Close. The man had touched the woman inappropriately in the vehicle while transporting her from Yishun to Woodlands Close.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from CCTVs, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him the next day.

The man will be charged in court on 28 November 2023 for the offence of outrage of modesty under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, a fine, caning, or any combination of such punishments.

Separately, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is also investigating the said man for offences under the Road Traffic Act (RTA). Any person caught using a vehicle without a valid Public Service Vehicle Licence (PSVL) to provide taxi or chauffeured private hire car (PHC) services may be investigated and prosecuted for an offence under Section 101(1) of the RTA. Upon conviction, the offender faces a fine of up to $3,000, or imprisonment for up to six months, or both. The vehicle used may also be forfeited.

Since 2018, 44 drivers have been caught providing illegal cross-border passenger transport services using foreign-registered vehicles, with the most recent enforcement operation conducted in October 2023. LTA strongly urges the public against engaging chauffeured ride-hail and street-hail services offered by unlicensed providers, whether for local or cross-border point-to-point trips.

The Police have zero tolerance towards sexual offenders who threaten the personal 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 if they witness an incident of molestation, to offer assistance and to report to the Police immediately. Members of the public who encounter individuals providing illegal chauffeured PHC services can also file a report with LTA via or via the e-service “Report Vehicle-Related Offences” at


27 November 2023 @ 10:30 PM
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