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Man allegedly posed as NGO representative to molest victims

The suspect had approached victims asking for assistance in two instances, according to the police.

A 25-year-old man thought to have posed as a representative of a non-profit organisation to commit outrage of modesty has been arrested and will be charged on Monday (Aug 18).

Police received a report on Mar 23, 2014 from a female victim that she had been molested at an educational institution along Clementi Road. A second report, from another victim, was subsequently lodged on Mar 25.

In both reports, the victims stated that they had been molested by an unknown male subject who had posed as a representative of a non-profit organisation and asked them for assistance. Both victims said that the culprit had molested them after they had agreed to help.

Officers from Tanglin Police Division and Clementi Police Division established the identity of the suspect after conducting enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage captured in the vicinity of where the offences took place.

The man was arrested on Mar 31 at about 6.30pm, and will be charged with two counts of outrage of modesty.

If convicted, he may be jailed for up to two years, and may also be fined and caned.

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