The Police have arrested a 36-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty.

On 13 September 2018 at 3.51pm, the Police were alerted to a case of outrage of modesty at Hougang Swimming Complex involving 6 female victims aged between 9 and 13.

Officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division conducted extensive follow-up investigation and established the man's identity. The man was subsequently arrested along Hougang Ave 2 on 24 September 2018.

The man will be charged in court on 26 September 2018 with outrage of modesty under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code. 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, caning, or with any combination of such punishments.

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

Be alert and attentive to your surroundings; and

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