Eight charged with separate outrage of modesty cases in court!
A total of eight men were charged on Tuesday (27 Feb) with separate cases of outrage of modesty.
The eight include five Singaporeans and three foreigners, who are aged from 23 to 67 years old.
If convicted, they face two years' jail, fine and caning.
All the offences occurred between November 2016 and December 2017, and are as follows.
34-year-old Tham Kin Leong was charged with molesting a 15-year-old girl on an MRT train between Bishan and Marymount on 8 and 9 Nov 2016. A pre-trial conference will be held on 13 Mar.
Tan Boon Hwee allegedly molested a 19-year-old woman by touching and stroking her feet at Singapore Botanic Gardens on 11 Mar 2017. He also faces a second charge of using criminal force by pulling the teenager’s hair. He returns to court on 2 Apr.
42-year-old Scott Ingram Jones, an Australian, faces five charges - he allegedly squeezed the buttocks of a 32-year-old woman at Wine Connection in Robertson Walk on 17 Aug. He also faces two counts of using criminal force on Special Constable/Sergeant Zuo Zhuang, as well as causing hurt. He is out on bail at $15,000 until his case is mentioned 28 Mar.
Subjebto Pono is alleged to have kissed a 38-year-old woman’s forehead after cupping her face in a storeroom at Concorde Shopping Centre on 24 Sep last year. He is also believed to have hugged a 40-year-old woman and put his face close to hers at the mall on 2 Oct that same year. His case will be mentioned on 27 Mar.
Jee Chai Chai, 23, is believed to have squeezed the bottom of a 55-year-old woman as he cycled past her on Lorong 1 Toa Payoh on 8 Nov. He also grabbed the buttock of a 46-year-old woman while cycling behind her on 11 Nov. He is likely to face a property-related charge in court on 27 Mar.
Japanese Yujiro Tomita allegedly smacked a 33-year-old woman’s bottom at a public entertainment outlet on Emerald Hill on 27 Nov. He will appear in court on 21 Mar.
Indian national Vanangamudi Balakrishnan is accused of squeezing the bottom of a 23-year-old outside a lift at HDB block in Sin Ming Avenue on 1 Dec. The case will be mentioned on 6 Mar.
37-year-old Tiu Hong Hwee is sad to have kissed a 19-year-old in the front passenger seat of his vehicle in Orchard Road on 10 Dec. He also allegedly molested her two more times at Concorde Hotel’s basement carpark. A pre-trial conference is slated for 13 Mar.
(Image Credit/s: In Goa, Cyprus Mail, Stockvault, Daily Mail)
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