Four men, aged between 26 and 49, will be charged in Court on 1 December 2017 for four separate cases of Outrage of Modesty, committed between September 2016 and June 2017.

Brief details of the cases are as follows:

On 8 September 2016, the Police received a report that a 22-year-old woman was molested at a public entertainment outlet along Orchard Road. The 33-year-old male suspect was arrested on the same day. He will also be facing an additional charge of using abusive language against a public servant under Section 6(1)(a) punishable under Section 6(3) of the Protection from Harassment Act.

On 10 December 2016, the Police received a report that a 34-year-old woman was molested at a shopping centre along Orchard Road. The 49-year-old male suspect was arrested on the same day. He will also be facing an additional charge of Mischief for his involvement in another case.

On 5 May 2017, the Police received a report that a 21-year-old woman was molested at a public entertainment outlet along River Valley Road. The 26-year-old male suspect was arrested on the same day. He will also be facing an additional charge of Using Criminal Force.

On 30 June 2017, the Police received a report that a 14-year-old girl was molested on board a train heading from Serangoon towards Marymount Station on 29 June 2017. The 35-year-old male suspect was subsequently arrested on 19 July 2017.

Anyone convicted for the offence of Outrage of Modesty under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 shall be punished with an imprisonment term, which may extend to 2 years, or with fine, or with caning, or with any combination of such punishments.

Offenders who contravene Section 6(1)(a) of the Protection from Harassment Act shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000/- or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both.

Anyone convicted for criminal force to any person shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 3 months, or with fine which may extend to $1,500, or with both and whoever commits mischief shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

The Police take a serious view against persons who obstruct Police officers from carrying out their duties or cause them harm. Police have zero tolerance towards such acts of violence towards Police officers or public servants who are carrying out their duties and will not hesitate to take action against those who blatantly disregard the law and harm Police officers.

Source: Singapore Police Force