A 36-year-old part-time waiter was sentenced to 10 weeks’ jail for molesting a 20-year-old man at the gantries at Orchard MRT station. The incident happened on 21 Jan 2015. While the victim was tapping out of the gantry, he felt a touch on his buttock and turn around to see Chew Yeow Keong touching him. Security officers at the station attended to the case and the police were called.
CCTV footage shown that Chew Yeow Keong followed the victim closely and stretched out his right hand to touch the victim’s buttocks. Upon further investigating, Chew Yeow Keong molested the victim on three occasions at the escalator and after the gate.
The court heard that Chew Yeow Keong is a repeat offender and he was jailed and caned before in 2002 for molesting a 17-year-old man. He was sentenced to 10 weeks’ jail. Singapore’s overcrowded public transport is a favourite molest scene and many victims did not voice out due to embarrassment and the lack of evidence.