The Straits Times
Published on Nov 28, 2012

Gardener fined $3,000 for molesting tutor at bus stop


He touched her thigh as she was about to board a bus as he was sure she would not give chase but he was wrong.

The tutor shouted at him and hung onto his bag to prevent him from getting away. A passer-by then helped her to detain the molester until police arrived.

Low Hock Leng, 62, a gardener, was fined $3,000 yesterday. The bachelor had pleaded guilty to outraging the modesty of the 32-year-old tutor by touching her upper thigh.

A district court heard that the incident occurred at about 1pm on March 3 this year at the bus stop in front of Peace Centre along Sophia Road.