A secondary 4 student at a secondary school in Hougang took to Reddit to warn other schoolgirls to beware of a man who lives at or frequents Hougang, believed to have harassed multiple teenage girls in the area.
Reddit user pleaseki11me shared her experience with the pest who approached her at a drinks stall queue last week and pestered her to divulge personal details. When the girl remained cautious and ignored him, he left her alone for a few minutes before returning and indicating that he had been watching her the whole time.
The man finally left when the 16 year old – disturbed by his needling questions and stares that made her feel uncomfortable – attracted the attention of those around them by loudly telling him to leave her alone.
When the girl met up with her friends, she found out that the same man had harassed another friend of hers and had allegedly stalked other girls from her cohort over the course of 2 years.
Netizens responding to the girl’s post advised her to lodge a police complaint and notify her school’s teachers and vice-principal about each encounter she and her classmates have had with this man.
When the girl expressed misgivings that action would be taken since the man did not physically harm her or the others, one redditor said that the police will surely investigate since it involves underage girls. Another redditor commented that such encounters may seem like nothing individually but put together, a pattern will emerge.
We republish the brave student’s post here: