The Police have arrested two men aged 39 and 45 years old for their suspected involvement in two separate cases of outrage of modesty.
In the first case, on 29 March 2019 at about 8.45pm, the Police received a report that an 18-year-old woman was molested by an unknown man on board a train heading from Jurong to Yishun MRT Station. In the second case, on 5 April 2019 at about 8pm, the Police received a report that a 20-year-old woman was molested by an unknown man at a bus stop along Yishun Ave 2.
In collaboration with Public Transport Security Command, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identities of the men with the aid of CCTV footages and arrested them on 17 April 2019. Both men are assisting the police in investigations.
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