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

On 16 April 2019, the Police received a report from a victim that she had been molested by a man at a public entertainment outlet along North Bridge Road. Through follow-up investigations, officers from the Central Police Division arrested the man on the same day.

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone convicted of outrage of modesty under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 shall be punished with an imprisonment term which may extend to 2 years, or with fine, or with 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 stay alert to any suspicious person(s);

Carry along with you a shrill alarm; 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