Singapore: Mentally unwell Uber driver jailed after being involved in 20 molestation cases

Singapore: Mentally unwell Uber driver jailed after being involved in 20 molestation cases

Ibtimes·2018-01-27 12:55

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An Uber driver was given a two-week jail term on charges of outrage of modesty of a female passenger after it was revealed in court that the man had been involved in 20 similar incidents since 2010.

The convict, 27-year-old Ng Chee Hong, was previously given a probation order for his offence. However, the prosecution appealed to the High Court for a harsher sentence. After Ng confessed his crimes to his psychiatrist and psychologists, the court gave him a jail term on Friday, January 26.

The convict has been diagnosed with frotteurism, a mental health disorder in which a person has strong urges to touch or rub against a non-consenting or unaware person.

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Singapore Arrest Outrage of modesty