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Serial pervert arrested after allegedly molesting 14-year-old girl while wearing a dress

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A 26-year-old man was arrested last week for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl while wearing the dress. The man, known as Soh, has a prior criminal record, having been jailed four years ago for exposing his private parts and for criminal intimidation in 2014. He had also violated a Remission Order.

Soh reportedly sexually harassed the 14-year-old girl along Toa Payoh Lorong 3 last Wednesday evening around 10pm and allegedly touched the girl’s hair, eyebrows and lips – all the while wearing a strapless black dress and carrying a red purse. He reportedly tried to befriend the victim and asked her sexual questions.

The girl’s father made a police report the very next day, on 31 May, after the victim shared what had happened with him. Officers from the Tanglin Police Division apprehended Soh on 1 June and he was charged in court with outrage of modesty the next day.

According to the Chinese daily, Soh comes from a troubled family background. Soh’s stepfather reportedly served time for drug offences while his younger brother was sent to the Boys’ Home after committing arson, in the past.

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Soh’s elder brother, Soh Wee Kian, is presently serving life imprisonment for the culpable homicide of a 32-year-old mother of two in September 2010. Soh Wee Kian stabbed the victim, Ms Hoe Hong Lin, to death on the day of the Mid-Autumn Festival near her home in Woodlands.

The accused will return to court on 14 June and may face up to two years in jail, a fine, and/or caning, if convicted.

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