41-year-old man arrested after case of molest on bus

A 41-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly molested a 19-year-old woman on the bus, said the police in a statement on Tuesday.

The incident occurred at about 9.30am and the victim immediately informed the bus driver and the police were called in. The suspect was arrested along Bedok South Avenue 1.

Investigations are ongoing. If convicted, he may be jailed for up to two years, or also fined or caned, or both.

Commander of Bedok Police Division, deputy assistant commissioner of police Alvin Moh advised women to keep on the alert of their surroundings, especially when on crowded public transportation. If molested, they should immediately call the police at '999' or seek the assistance of the bus driver or passengers.

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