A 23-year-old man was arrested on Sunday (3 Jan) for his suspected involvement in a case of housebreaking and outrage of modesty.
The police said in a statement on Monday (4 Jan) that they received a report that a woman was molested by a man who had broken into her home along Jurong East Street 32 on Saturday (2 Jan) at around 5pm.
Through ground enquiries and with the aid of CCTV images, officers from the Clementi Police Division were able to identify the man, and subsequently take him into custody.
According to the police, the man will be charged in court on Tuesday (5 Jan) with housebreaking under Section 451 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.
The offence of housebreaking carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years, and a fine, while the offence of outrage of modesty – under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 – carries an imprisonment term of up to two years, or a fine, or caning, or any combination of such punishments.