32-year-old man arrested for allegedly molesting 18-year-old girl in Pasir Ris

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Saturday (Aug 17) for allegedly molesting an 18-year-old girl at Pasir Ris Street 21.

The police said they were alerted at around 12.50am to the case.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the man's identity and caught him within four hours after the report was lodged.

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone convicted for outrage of modesty is liable for a jail term of up to two years,and/or a fine, and/or caning.

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.

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