MAN TO BE CHARGED FOR OUTRAGE OF MODESTY
A 53-year-old man will be charged in court on 2 February 2023 for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty.
On 31 January 2023 at about 2.30pm, the Police received a report on a case where a woman was allegedly molested by an unknown man on 31 January 2023 at Little India MRT.
Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Central Police Division and the Police Operations Command Centre established the identity of the man and arrested him within two hours of the report. Investigations are ongoing.
The man will be charged in court with outrage of modesty, under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code 1871. The offence 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.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
01 February 2023 @ 8:18 PM