SOURCE: The Straits Times
A brit engineer who came to Singapore for a 2 1/2-month training stint in April was charged in a district court yesterday with allegedly using criminal force to outrage the modesty of 29-year-old woman and abusing a police sergeant.
Court documents indicate that Patrick Cormak Cusack, 39 who was in a walkway in Clarke Quay at 5.30am on May 1, is alleged to have touched the woman’s groin. He is also said to have used abusive language on Sergeant Nazri Ahmad, who was at the scene. Arguing for the $5,000 police bail to continue, defence counsel S. Radhakrishnan said his client, a married father of four, had no criminal record anywhere in the world.
The court heard that Cusack’s family in Londonderry in Northern Ireland is sending money to him. With these funds, the engineer will return to court tomorrow to post a personal bond to ensure his presence at future court hearings. If convicted on the outrage of modesty charge, Cusack could be jailed for up to two years and fined or caned. For using abusive language to a public servant on duty, he could be fined up to $5,000 or jailed for up to a year.
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