Man, 35, arrested after molesting 17-year-old girl on bus along Tampines Road

A 35-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty.

The police said in a statement that they received a report on June 29 at about 7.45pm from a 17-year-old victim who stated an unknown man had allegedly molested her on a bus that was travelling along Tampines Road.

The man was identified and arrested within 24 hours.

He will be charged in court with outrage of modesty.

The offence carries a jail term of up to three years, or with a fine, or caning, or any combination of such punishments.

The police said they have zero tolerance towards sexual offenders who threaten the personal safety of the community and offenders will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law.

Members of the public are urged to remain vigilant and to report any incident of outrage of modesty to the police immediately.