The Police will be charging a 42-year-old man on 12 March 2019 with unlawful stalking and causing harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act as well as insulting the modesty of a woman under the Penal Code.

In 2017, the Police received several reports informing that the man had followed and approached female students at the vicinity of various schools and MRT stations. The man is alleged to have followed the female students, and approached them on the pretext of conducting surveys to secretly take photographs of them. The man was arrested on 27 October 2017.

Through further investigations by officers from Clementi Police Division, it was revealed that the man is alleged to have taken an upskirt photograph of a woman along Marine Parade Road in a separate case.

If convicted for causing harassment under Section 4(2) of the Protection from Harassment Act, the man shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $5,000. If convicted for unlawfully stalking another person under Section 7(6) of the Protection from Harassment Act, the man shall be punished with a fine not exceeding $5,000 or an imprisonment term not exceeding 12 months, or with both. If convicted for insulting the modesty of a woman under Section 509 of the Penal Code, the man shall be liable to an imprisonment term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

Source: Singapore Police Force