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He had done something similar before.
The 64-year-old man had purportedly approached a woman who was alone at home, asking for donations.
He proceeded to ask her if she experienced body pain by reading her palm and allegedly touched the woman inappropriately on the pretext of giving her a body massage to relieve her pain.
The police received a report on Nov 27 at about 3.10pm that a woman had allegedly been molested by an unknown man at Yishun Avenue 5.
Through ground enquiries and with the aid of police cameras, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on the same day.
Investigations revealed that the man was also involved in another incident reported on May 5, where he allegedly approached a woman to tell her that she was under the influence of black magic, before soliciting donations from her and touching her inappropriately.
The man was to be charged in court on Nov 29 with two counts of outrage of modesty, two counts of unlicensed house-to-house collection and one count of harassment to cause distress.
The offence of outrage of modesty carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, a fine, caning, or any combination of such punishments.
The offence of house-to-house collection without a licence carries a fine not exceeding $1,000, or an imprisonment term of up to six months, or both.
The offence of harassment to cause distress carries a fine not exceeding $5,000, or an imprisonment term of up to six months, or both.