The Singapore Police Force said in a press release on Thursday (20 April) that they arrested a 57-year-old man for allegedly molesting a teenage girl in a bus.
The police received a call for help on 11 April about the case of outrage of modesty after a witness informed the bus captain who then alerted the police.
The man was then arrested at the scene by the police, and was charged in court yesterday.
Singapore Police Force’s press release
MAN ARRESTED FOR OUTRAGE OF MODESTY ON PUBLIC BUS
The Police have arrested a 57-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty on board a public bus along Pasir Ris Drive 1.
On 11 April 2023 at about 6.56am, the Police were alerted to an incident where a teenager was purportedly molested by a man while she was on the bus. A witness who saw the act quickly reported the matter to the bus captain and the Police was notified. Officers from Bedok Police Division immediately responded to the incident and the 57-year-old man was arrested at scene by responding officers.
The man will be charged in court on 21 April 2023 with outrage of modesty punishable under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term which may extend 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 personal safety of the community. Offenders will be dealt with 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 outrage of modesty, or are aware of someone being a victim of outrage of modesty, to report the matter to the Police immediately.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
20 April 2023 @ 11:30 PM