The Police have arrested a 19-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of aggravated outrage of modesty.

On 23 May 2019, the Police received a report from a female victim that she had been molested by a man at 68 Orchard Road. Through follow-up investigations, officers from the Central Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him at Teck Whye Lane on the same day at about 8.35pm. Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone convicted for the offence of aggravated outrage of modesty, under Section 354A(2)(b) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 shall be punished with an imprisonment term of not less than 3 years and not more than 10 years and with caning.

Members of the public are advised to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

Be alert and attentive to your surroundings and stay alert to any suspicious person(s);

Carry along with you a shrill alarm; and

Seek help immediately from those around you if you have been molested. Take note of the prominent features and attire of the suspect as well as the direction in which he or she went. Call '999' as soon as possible to increase the chances of apprehending the suspect early. If it is safe to do so, the victim or other witnesses of the crime may assist to detain the suspect while waiting for the Police to arrive.

Source: Singapore Police Force