19-year-old man arrested for aggravated outrage of modesty at Plaza Singapura

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Thursday (May 23) for his suspected involvement in a case of aggravated outrage of modesty at Plaza Singapura shopping mall.

The police said they had received a report from a woman about being molested by a man at 68 Orchard Road.

Through follow-up investigations, the police established the man's identity and arrested him at Teck Whye Lane on the same day at about 8.35pm.

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone convicted for the offence of aggravated outrage of modesty shall be punished with a jail term of three to ten years, and caning.

In a statement on Friday (May 24), the police also advised members of the public 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

  • Seek help immediately from those around you if you have been molested.

  • 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.

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