The Police have arrested a 39-year-old man for his suspected involvement in two separate cases of outrage of modesty in a bus.
In the first case, on 26 March 2018 at about 8.30am, the Police were alerted to a case of outrage of modesty involving a 32-year-old woman while on board a bus along Tanglin Road. In the second case, the Police received a report from a 24-year-old woman who had been molested by a man while on board a bus along Newton Road on 23 July 2018 at about 8.20am.
Through follow up investigations, officers from the Public Transport Security Command, Tanglin and Jurong Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him along Penang Lane.
The man will be charged in court on 7 September 2018 with outrage of modesty under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. Anyone convicted for the offence of outrage of modesty shall be punished with an imprisonment term which may extend to 2 years, or with fine or with caning, or with combination of such punishments.
Members of the public are advised to adopt the following crime prevention measures when taking public transport:
Be alert and attentive to your surroundings. Where possible, move away if someone stands or sits exceptionally close to you.
If you are molested, seek help immediately from those around you. 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