Singapore

Woman, 33, accused of molesting brother-in-law in a flat

In a rare case, a woman has been accused of offences including one of molesting her 31-year-old brother-in-law.

The 33-year-old Singaporean woman, whose case was mentioned in a district court yesterday, faces a total of nine charges. These include two counts each of molestation and harassment.

She cannot be named because of a gag order to protect the man's identity.

The court heard that in the wee hours of Aug 12, both were in a flat in the southern part of Singapore when the woman allegedly hugged the man and kissed his back. She is also said to have touched his right thigh and grabbed his private parts that morning.

The woman had been released from prison last July but details about her earlier offences were not disclosed in court documents.

According to a remission order, she was supposed to keep herself out of trouble from July 10 to Aug 16.This means she may have to spend additional time behind bars if convicted of her latest offences.

Her pre-trial conference will take place next Tuesday.

For each count of molestation, an offender can be jailed for up to two years and fined or caned. Female offenders, however, cannot be caned. - THE STRAITS TIMES

COURT & CRIME