An Australian man was sentenced to 11 months jail on Wednesday plus three strokes of the cane after molesting two women in two bars in Singapore two years ago.
Wade James Burridge, 34, the managing director of a horse-racing firm, was charged with two counts of outrage of modesty for molesting two women in two bars on October 8, 2015, The Straits Times reported.
At 11pm on October 8, 2015, in Mogambo Bar in Canton Street, Burridge walked behind a 46-year-old event consultant and put his hands on her waist. He then slid his hands into her skirt and touched her private parts.
The victim immediately turned around and hit Burridge. She informed the bar’s manager and he reported the incident to the police.
Burridge then went to The Mad Men Attic Bar in North Canal Road. At 12:37am, Burridge was seated behind a 33-year-old physiotherapist. He suddenly grabbed her waist, put his right hand into her shorts and groped her right buttock, todayonline.com reported.
She grabbed Burridge by the collar and wanted to punch him – but released him and he walked away. A police report was made after.
The victims’ names were not given due to a court order.
In Singapore, the maximum penalty for outrage of modesty is two years in jail, plus a fine and caning.