57-year-old man arrested for molesting girl under 14 in lift at Tampines Street 45

A 57-year-old man was arrested for suspected aggravated outrage of modesty on Tuesday (Aug 2).

The police received a report at 2.55pm that a girl was molested by an unknown man while she was inside a lift in the vicinity of Tampines Street 45.

Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from CCTVs and police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within an hour from of the report.

The man was to be charged in court with aggravated outrage of modesty towards a young person under 14 years old on Wednesday (Aug 3).

Anyone found guilty of the offence under Section 354A(2) of the Penal Code 1871 will be liable for an imprisonment term of between three and 10 years, and caning.