The police have arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old child on board an MRT train travelling between Clementi and Redhill stations recently.
In a statement on their website on Tuesday, 5 Dec, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) revealed that they received a report the day before detailing the outrage of modesty of a 11-year-old victim. It has not been revealed whether the child is male or female.
The suspected culprit was apprehended shortly later. SPF said:
“The Police have arrested a 26-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty.
“On 4 December at about 12.20 pm, the Police received a report that an 11-year-old victim had been allegedly molested by a man on board an MRT train between Clementi and Redhill MRT station. The man was arrested by officers who responded to the scene.
“The man will be charged in Court on 6 December 2017 with the offence of Outrage of Modesty against person under 14 years of age under Section 354(2) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries a punishment of imprisonment for a term which may extend to 5 years, or with fine, or with caning, or with any combination of such punishments.”
The police have previously reported that outrage of modesty crimes in public transport are on the rise:
“Between January and September 2017, there were 1,168 reported cases of Outrage of Modesty, an increase of 194 cases (or 19.9%) compared to the same period last year. 152 of these cases were reported on public transport, while 76 of these cases were reported at public entertainment outlets, an increase of 50 cases (or 49.0%) and 15 cases (or 24.6%) respectively, compared to the same period last year.”