44-year-old man arrested for allegedly molesting 13-year-old girl on MRT train

A 44-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty that occurred on an MRT train.

The police said they received a report on Sep 26, at around 6.50pm, about a 13-year-old girl who had been molested by an unknown man while on board a train travelling from Bukit Gombak MRT station.

The man subsequently left the place after the incident.

Through investigations and with the aid of images from closed-circuit television, officers from Jurong Police Division established the suspect's identity and arrested him on Oct 1.

He will be charged in court on Thursday (Oct 3) with outrage of modesty to a person under 14 years of age.

The offence carries a jail term of up to five years and/or a fine and/or caning.

The police advised members of the public to adopt the following crime prevention measures when taking public transport:

  • Be alert and attentive to your surroundings. Where possible, move away if someone stands or sits exceptionally close to you; 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.