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25 Y.O MAN ALLEGEDLY POINTED KNIFE AT WOMAN & MOLESTED HER @ WOODLANDS DRIVE

MAN ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED OUTRAGE OF MODESTY

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The Police have arrested a 25-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of aggravated outrage of modesty.

On 15 December 2022, at about 5.10pm, the Police received a report that a woman was allegedly molested by an unknown man at the vicinity of Block 545 Woodlands Drive 16. The man had also purportedly pointed a knife at the victim.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police cameras and CCTVs, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within four hours.

The man will be charged in court on 17 December 2022 with aggravated outrage of modesty, punishable under Section 354A(1) of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term of between two and 10 years, and caning.

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The Police have zero tolerance towards 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 witnessed an incident of outrage of modesty, or are aware of someone being a victim of outrage of modesty.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
16 December 2022 @ 7:50 PM

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