A 39 year-old man has been arrested for intentionally causing alarm and distributing obscene pictures of a young female child.
This development comes after images started circulating on social media about a person who claimed to have had sex with a 6 year-old girl. The claims turned out to be a hoax.
On 9 January, police officers from Bedok Division arrested the suspect at his home in Jurong West. He is thought to have created a Facebook account to impersonate and smear another man by claiming he had raped the young girl because her brother had offered her up to repay a monetary debt.
Investigations are ongoing.