The Police have arrested three men, aged between 23 and 30, for their suspected involvement in three separate cases of outrage of modesty.
In the first case, on 14 April 2019 at about 2 am, the Police received a report that a 30-year-old woman was molested by an unknown man in a pub along Kampong Bahru Road. In the second case, on 14 April 2019 at about 2.20 am, the Police received a report that a 31-year-old woman was molested by an unknown man at a club along Temasek Boulevard. In the last case, on 14 April 2019 at about 2.30 am, the Police received a report that a 29-year-old woman was molested by an unknown man in a club along Bayfront Ave.
Through follow-up investigations, officers from the Central Police Division established the identities of three men and arrested them 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