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Two suspected lift molesters arrested for outrage of modesty

Published on Apr 24, 2014 11:38 PM

Police have arrested two men for suspected involvement in two separate cases of outrage of modesty.

The first case took place on Monday at about 11pm, when a 26-year-old woman, alone in a lift with an unknown man in a Telok Blangah Rise housing estate, was molested by him. Officers from the Central Police Division carried out investigations and, with the help of CCTV recordings of the lift, apprehended a 26-year-old man matching the description of the suspect on Wednesday.

In the second case that took place on Wednesday, a 27-year-old woman was inside a lift at a Beach Road housing estate with an unknown man when he molested her before fleeing. Officers, also from Central Police Division, established his identity following investigations and arrested a 37-year-old suspect at Geylang East Avenue 3 on Thursday morning.

If found guilty of outrage of modesty, the suspects each face jail of up to two years and caning.

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