The Straits Times
Published on Dec 20, 2012

Man jailed 3 months for attempt to molest colleague in hotel room


She had accompanied him as she was worried about his strange behaviour but he tried to molest her in a room in the Fullerton Hotel on Nov 3 last year.

On Thursday, the 26-year-old Australian national was jailed for three months. He had pleaded guilty to using criminal force with the intent of outraging the modesty of his 25-year-old Singaporean victim. The man cannot be named as it could lead to her identification.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Alan Hu told a district court that on that afternoon, the two executives went to The Arcade at Raffles Place to buy fruit. While returning to their office, he started behaving strangely and talking about negative things when at the ground floor lift lobby. He then ran out of the building.

She caught up with him and he said he needed to talk. When they passed The Fullerton Hotel at about 5pm, he booked a room and suggested that she go off. She was still worried about his weird behaviour and went up with him.