08/01/2011 09:01 am ET Updated Oct 01, 2011

Austin Cowburn, British Tourist, Faces Caning For Singapore Groping

Singaporean officials may cane Austin Cowburn, a 34-year-old British tourist, for grabbing a woman's butt at a nightclub earlier this year.

Cowburn was charged on Friday with "outraging the modesty" of a 30-year-old woman, according to the Straits Times. The paper also reports that Cowburn's passport was seized by authorities and that he is currently residing in a local hostel, waiting for his hearing on Wednesday.

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