A 17-year-old teenager was brought to the State Courts on Tuesday (24 December) for allegedly molesting three women using force, including two in their 70s, within a span of just four hours.
Khamalhan Kavnor Subramaniam faces three counts of molestation after he allegedly outraged the modesty of three women on the evening of 16 December.
Based on the charge sheets, the Malaysian saw one of his victims on the eighth floor of a block of flats in Whampoa West around 6pm.
It is said that the teenager approached the 79-year-old woman and touched her private parts as she was squatting down along the corridor.
Just minutes later, the boy also allegedly molested a 49-year-old woman on the buttocks in a lift at a Bendemeer block of flats.
Following that, the court documents revealed that the boy proceeded to an adjacent block of flats where he apparently molested a 73-year-old woman by grabbing her chest at about 10pm.
Since 19 December, the teenager has been in remand, and his next hearing is set to happen on 7 January next year.
If convicted for molestation, Khamalhan could be sent behind bars for up to two years and fined or canned for each charge.
He is just one of the few teenagers who have appeared in court in the last few months over molestation charges.
An 18-year-old boy admitted in court on 3 December that he had molested his younger sister in January and February 2019. If that’s not all, he also asked her to perform an obscene act on him in April.
It was reported that the 12-year-old girl rejected his requests and informed the police later that month. His case is still pending.
In another case, a 16-year-old boy was sentenced to a year and nine months’ probation in April this year after he pleaded guilty to one count each of molestation and sexually exploiting a minor.
He committed these offences in 2017 against a 14-year-old female classmate.
Due to gag orders, both these teenagers cannot be named in order to protect their victims’ identities.