A Russian man is facing multiple counts of offences in Singapore for allegedly molesting a woman and threatening to kill a police officer.
Andrei Larionov, 40, was said to be outside the Le Noir in Clarke Quay at 3 a.m. on December 7 last year when he allegedly grabbed a woman’s buttock. He then threatened to kill Sergeant Muhammad Zuldudail Harman, the police officer who arrived at the scene.
On April 20 this year, Larionov allegedly spat at a man while at the Orchard Plaza mall and told him: “If this [was] Russia, I will shoot you.”
Two days later, Larionov was seen breaking lockdown rules by refusing to wear a facemask and left his home unlawfully.
He was said to be drunk in Lorong 32 Geylang and annoyed an individual by shouting indiscriminately at 5:30 pm. When authorities arrived 10 minutes after the scene, the Russian allegedly swore at Inspector Rustam Affendi, the court head.
In addition, Larionov was accused of being drunk and naked at a public guardhouse at the Tanglin Police Divisional Headquarters in Kampong Java Road around on May 2 at around 11 am. He was allowed to bail worth $15,000. The case was adjourned to June 11.
In Singapore, a first-time offender can be jailed for up to six months and fined up to $10,000 for each charge for violating the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) Temporary Measures) Act.
Repeat offenders can be jailed for up to a year and fined up to $20,000.
Meanwhile, molestation charges could bring offenders behind bars for up to two years, a fine or caning.
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