Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Warning: Though you are drunk don't touch that policewoman's buttock

A man who was found guilty of molesting a woman police sergeant was jailed for nine months on Tuesday.

Ilham Tumpang, 25, a former part-time waiter, was convicted after a trial of touching the then 27-year-old police officer's bottom at Mandarin Gallery on Jan 1 last year.

The court heard that the incident caused deep emotional distress to the victim, now 29, who was in uniform when she was molested.

Ilham, who had taken some alcohol, denied touching her buttock. He had no lawyer. The jail sentence will run together with his current 15-month sentence he is serving.

He was jailed last December after he pleaded guilty to three counts of theft and for driving a stolen cab without insurance coverage.

He could have been jailed for up to two years, fined, caned or received any combined sentence for outrage of modesty.