Man approached woman with request to draw smiley face on her feet, arrested for molest

A 36-year-old man was arrested for outrage of modesty after he allegedly touched a woman's feet.

The police said the man had approached the victim "with a request to draw a smiley face on her feet using a marker and to take photos of his drawing on her feet thereafter, as part of a dare".

It was alleged that the man had touched the woman's feet while taking the photos.

The woman lodged a police report on April 18, at around 4.20pm.

Through follow-up investigations, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the man's identity and arrested him on April 22 along Mayflower Road.

A marker, a mobile phone and two storage devices were seized as case exhibits.

The man will be charged in court on April 24 with the offence of outrage of modesty, which carries a jail term of up to three years and/or a fine and/or caning.

The police said they have zero tolerance towards sexual offenders who threaten the safety of the community and will spare no effort in ensuring that offenders are swiftly apprehended and dealt with sternly in accordance with the law.

Members of the public are urged to remain vigilant and to inform the police immediately if they witness an incident of molestation or are aware of someone being a victim of molestation.

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