Man allegedly molested woman sitting beside him on train, fled when she tried to detain him

A 33-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly molesting a woman while sitting next to her on the MRT train.

The police said in a statement that they received a report about the incident from the victim on March 23 at about 12pm. The man fled when she tried to detain him after they alighted from the train.

Officers from the Jurong Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on Monday (July 6).

The man will be charged in court on Tuesday (July 7) for outrage of modesty.

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

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