Man arrested for allegedly molesting 25-year-old woman at Ngee Ann City

A 28-year-old man was arrested for outraging the modesty of a woman in Ngee Ann City last month.

The police said in a statement that they were alerted to a case of outrage of modesty involving a 25-year-old woman at 391 Orchard Road on Dec 18 at about 6.26pm.

Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of CCTV footage, officers from the Tanglin Police Division were able to identify the man.

He was arrested in the vicinity of Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station on Dec 31 at 11am.

Police investigations are ongoing.

If convicted of outrage of modesty, the man may be jailed for up to two years, fined, caned, or be punished with any combination of these penalties.

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

  • Be alert and attentive to your surroundings; 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 it is safe to do so.