Married TP inspector molested 4 male NSFs: He applied body cream for special constable

A Traffic Police (TP) inspector molested four male subordinates when they were then serving their national service as special constables between January and September 2015.

Mohd Taufik Abu Bakar, now 56, was found guilty in February of six outrage of modesty charges involving the four victims.

He was acquitted of one molestation charge involving a fifth special constable and was convicted following a six-day trial, reported The Straits Times.

The prosecution has asked for Taufik to be jailed for at least two years and eight months.

However, Taufik's defence counsel asked that his client be given a lighter sentence, including a fine.

His lawyer said that Taufik has several health problems, including minor coronary artery disease and Type 2 diabetes, adding: "This is Taufik's first brush with the law.

"Prior to this, he served his country for 31 years as a decorated police officer. As a result of his conviction, he has lost his pension."

The married man joined the TP investigation branch in 1998 and became the officer-in-charge of the hit-and-run investigation team five years later. He has been suspended.

On Sept 10, 2015, Taufik approached a 21-year-old special constable to complain about the young officer's body odour and said he had some cream that could remove hair from his armpits and groin.

Two days later, he invited the young man to his flat and said he would teach him how to use the products.

The man was naked in the toilet when Taufik barged in. Nobody else was at home.

Taufik then molested the man while applying the cream.

The special constable testified that he felt like "the whole world collapsed on him, so all he did was comply".

Taufik also molested three other special constables at the TP headquarters in Ubi Avenue 3. Between January and July 2015, he placed his right hand around a 24-year-old man's waist, pulling him close.

He molested another 21-year-old man between June and July that year by slapping his right buttock. He also outraged a 22-year-old special constable's modesty.

The accused is now out on bail of $15,000 and is expected to be sentenced on July 2.

Read the full story on The Straits Times.

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