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14 May 2019

Man Arrested For Outrage Of Modesty

The Police have arrested a 44-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty.

On 8 May 2019 at about 8.20pm, the Police were alerted to a case of outrage of modesty on board a bus along Yishun Ave 5 involving a 14-year-old female victim.  

Through ground enquiries, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 14 May 2019.  

Investigations are ongoing. Anyone convicted for outrage of modesty can be jailed for up to 2 years, caned and fined.

Members of the public are advised to adopt the following crime prevention measures when taking public transport:

  • Be alert and attentive to your surroundings. Where possible, move away if someone stands or sits exceptionally close to you; and
  • If you are molested, seek help immediately from those around you. Take note of the prominent features and attire of the suspect as well as the direction in which he or she went. Call ‘999’ as soon as possible to increase the chances of apprehending the suspect early. If it is safe to do so, the victim or other witnesses of the crime may assist to detain the suspect while waiting for the Police to arrive.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
14 May 2019 @ 3:20PM

Last Updated on 15 May 2019