A 50 year old steward from a local airline was sentenced to five weeks jail today (7 March) for his role in molesting a junior flight stewardess who was working on the same flight as him from Singapore to Manila on 3 May 2019.
He was the most senior crew member of the flight.
The name of the steward and the name of the airline were not named to protect the identity of the flight stewardess who was molested.
Faces similar charge
The steward mentioned through his defense lawyer that he plans to appeal against the five week jail term given to him.
He currently faces another similar charge for molesting another woman on a flight from Singapore to Netherlands on 26 Nov 2018.
Recap of incident onboard Singapore to Manila
The steward had slapped the stewardess on her buttock while she was attending to a passenger in the Business Class cabin on the flight which she was molested.
The stewardess had said that she was showing the passenger an item from the in-flight magazine when she felt a hard smack to her buttocks which caused her to jolt up.
After receiving the smack to her buttocks, she saw the steward walking pass her and telling her not to stand in the way she was standing in a cheeky manner according to the stewardess.
When they were on the return flight from Manila to Singapore, the captain called for them to meet in the cockpit where the steward eventually apologised and said that he did not have the intention of molesting her when he did what he did.
However, he admitted to molesting her eventually after swearing on his mother and his beliefs that it was the first time that he did it.
The stewardess subsequently made a Police report on return to Singapore.
For molestation, the steward could have been given an imprisonment term of up to two years or fine or caned or any of the three combinations.
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