Armpit sniffer jailed

By | June 14, 2008

Armpit sniffer jailed

A SINGAPOREAN man with an armpit-sniffing fetish has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and 18 strokes of the cane. Mohammed Ismail Ariffin, 36, was convicted of molesting 23 females ranging in age from nine to their 50s, The Straits Times reported today.

Community Court Judge James Leong imposed preventive detention, a jail term for prisoners with no chance of parole. The court was earlier told Mohammed Ismail stalked his victims and followed them into lifts, staircase landings or their homes. In some cases, he restrained them.

He was also was guilty of fondling a 13-year-old and exposing himself to a 53-year- old cleaner, the court was told. Following a report from a housewife that a man had smelled her armpit on January 3, police took a semen swab at the scene which led them to Mohammed Ismail. – news

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