Dear A.S.S. Editor
A 38 year old man was was jailed for two years and three months, and ordered to receive four strokes of the cane for molesting a woman last year. The guy, Benjamin Tan Jook Min, was walking around Havelock Road on August 2 at 2:30am, when he spotted his victim across the road at a traffic junction.
The Court was told that he decided to follow the victim because he had the urge to touch her buttocks. He crossed the road and followed the victim as she walked, and at one point, hid behind an advertising board at a bus stop when the victim was looking for her mobile phone from her bag. That gave Tan a chance to slip on his work gloves he kept in his backpack, and he rushed forward and covered the victims mouth with his left hand. A struggle ensued, and he molested the woman after pulling her to the ground.
Tan released the woman after she managed to hit him with her bag, and he ran away. The woman suffered bruises on her forehead, left shoulder and right thigh. Tan was arrested by the police two days later.