Do you know these guys?

Do you know these guys?

Molest is a crime in Singapore. Regardless whether the victim is a woman, a man or a transvestite.

There are online rumours going around that the molested victim at the Siloso Beach Countdown Party 2009 is a transvetite. Even if she is a he. So?

If you are a guy, would you like it if strangers grope your balls repeatedly from behind and pull down your pants in public view?

Molest was committed. Period. The gender of the victim should not mask the seriousness of the crime.

Here’s more about the molest law in Singapore via criminallaw.sg:

The Court has a discretion to impose a fine or a jail sentence in a molest case. Much depends on the part of the body of the victim which the Accused had contact with.

The offence cited in the case of Chandresh Patel v PP [1995], the prevailing sentence for victim’s private parts or sexual organs is 9 months imprisonment with caning.

Section 354 reads “Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any person, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage the modesty of that person, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2 years, or with fine, or with caning, or with any two of such punishments.”

As such an Accused often raise the defence that he had no intention to touch the victim as alleged ie the act was accidental. This is a question of fact to be inferred from the circumstances, the victim’s testimony and the Accused’s version as eye witness are not common. Most of the time, the Accused’s long statement would have sealed his fate.

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