SINGAPORE – The police arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly bullied a nine-year-old girl.
The incident happened on board a bus that traveled along Bedok Reservoir Road last Thursday (August 16), police said in a statement on Monday.
The Straits Times understands that the girl was afraid when the man hit her and did not call an alarm in the bus.
The man followed the girl when she got off the bus and entered the elevator of a housing block with her.
After the elevator reached its destination, the man dragged the girl from the elevator to the stairwell and molted her a second time. When the girl screamed, the man fled.
In their statement, the police said that officers of the Bedok Police Division managed to establish the identity of the man with the help of camera's cameras and arrested him on Monday at Tampines Street 45.
If convicted, he can be imprisoned for up to five years, fined or can receive a combination of these penalties.
The police advised the public to adopt measures for crime prevention, such as staying alert, avoiding dimly lit and remote areas and giving a stark alarm.
"If you are harassed, seek help immediately from those around you, and pay attention to the prominent characteristics and clothing of the suspect and the direction he or she went in. Call as soon as possible & # 39; 999 & # 39; chance to enlarge arrest the suspect early, "she added.