The Police have arrested a 67-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty.


On 4 November 2020, the Police received a report that a woman had been molested by an unknown man at a bus stop along Victoria Street.


Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from CCTV cameras, officers from the Central Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 19 November 2020. Police investigations are ongoing.


The offence of outrage of modesty under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code carries an imprisonment term which may extend to two years, or a fine, or caning, or 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