Man gets 15 months jail for molesting Indonesian maids
The 55-year-old man was alleged to be a repeat offender, notorious for hanging out and disturbing others in the neighborhood
A 55-year-old man convicted many times of sexual molestation was jailed for 15 months by Singapore’s State Courts on Tuesday after pleading guilty to three counts of “outraging the modesty” of two Indonesian women last July.
Defendant Tan Yew Song – previously convicted of the same offense in 1983, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2001, 2015 and 2016 – physically harassed two Indonesian domestic workers aged 32 and 37 on July 21 last year, Yahoo News Singapore reported.
The two maids were chatting while caring for two children and a wheelchair-bound female employer, respectively, at a multi-purpose hall in their neighborhood at 2pm on that day.
Tan approached the pair and tried to join them in a conversation, however, the women could not understand him.
The court learned that the man suddenly put his arms around the waist of one of the workers and started rubbing her. The victim immediately stopped the man by shouting at him. He fled but reappeared again and smacked the other maid on her right buttock before walking away.
Ten minutes later, Tan approached the same victim again and squeezed her left breast, prompting the two women to call the police.
When the police arrived at the scene, the man was said to have tried to flee but failed.
It was reportedly well known that the defendant loved hanging out and “disturbing” other people in the neighborhood.