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24 Y.O & 65 Y.O ARRESTED IN SEPARATE MOLEST CASES IN HOUGANG AND SERAANGOON

The Police have arrested two men, aged 24 and 65 years old, for their suspected involvements in two separate cases of outrage of modesty.

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In the first case, on 31 August 2022 at about 10.20 pm, the victim lodged a police report stating that on 29 August 2022 at about 10.40 pm, she was followed by an unknown man to a block of flats along Hougang Ave 2, who allegedly molested her at the void deck. Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the identity of the 24-year-old man and arrested him on 1 September 2022.

In the second case, on 1 September 2022 at about 10 pm, the Police were alerted to a case where the victim was approached and allegedly molested by an unknown man at the void deck of a block of flats along Serangoon North Ave 1. Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the identity of the 65-year-old man and arrested him within three hours of the information received.

Both men will be charged in court on 3 September 2022. In the first case, the man will be charged with the offence of outrage of modesty under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code 1871. In the second case, the man will be charged with the offence of aggravated outrage of modesty against any person below 14 years of age under Section 354A(2)(b) of the Penal Code 1871.

The offence under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code 1871 carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, a fine, or caning, or any combination of such punishments.

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The offence under Section 354A(2)(b) of the Penal Code 1871 carries an imprisonment term of not less than three years and not more than 10 years and with caning.

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