Serial molester in Jurong East connected to molest cases in lifts nabbed

Police have arrested an 18-year-old youth who is believed to have molested female victims in lifts in the Jurong East neighbourhood on at least two occasions.

The police received reports of outrage of modesty committed in lifts in Jurong East housing estate on March 3 and 4. Based on the close proximity of the incidents, timing and the descriptions of the suspect given by the victims, police believe that both cases were committed by the same man.

The man was arrested in the vicinity of Jurong West on Thursday morning at about midnight by officers from the Clementi Police Division. If convicted, he faces a jail term of up to 10 years and caning.

The police in a statement on Thursday, advised members of the public, especially females walking alone, to vigilant of their surroundings and beware of suspicious persons who could be following them. If they unfortunately encounter a situation with a molester, they should stay composed, take note of his appearance, his direction of escape and call the police as soon as it is safe to do so.