A man who allegedly broke into a Choa Chu Kang condominium unit and molested a domestic worker was charged in court for the offence on Monday (5 November).
Jeffry Ali, a 32-year-old Singaporean, is said to have committed the offence in Wandervale executive condominium (EC) on the Burmese maid, also aged 32, on 4 November at about 5.15am.
According to court documents, he used criminal force on the maid with the intention of outraging her modesty by kissing her on her face, cutting and removing her T-shirt and pulling down her underwear.
Jeffry allegedly committed the offence while threatening the maid with a pair of red scissors and asking her to keep silent.
He will be back in court on 12 November.
According to a media reports, Jeffry works as a security guard at Wandervale.
The Straits Times reported that an elderly resident of the condo unit in question went to investigate her grandchildren’s room upon hearing movement and saw a man laying on top of the maid, who was crying out for help.
The man later escaped as the resident sought help from her neighbours.
The man’s actions triggered a manhunt which involved some 50 police officers, including those from the Jurong Police Division and the Special Operations Command (SOC).
Jeffry was arrested at the carpark of the EC at about 11.40am.
If convicted of aggravated outrage of modesty, Jeffry could be jailed between two and 10 years, and caned.
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