Police investigate sexual abuse of 16-year-old girl

Children fly kites in the Usfasgandu area of Male' City on April 23, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Police have launched an investigation into the sexual abuse of a teenage girl in central Maldives.

According to the police, the case involves the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl from an island under the jurisdiction of the North Central Police Division (K. Atoll, AA. Atoll, ADh. Atoll, and V. Atoll).

The case was lodged with the police on Saturday.

The police do not release information regarding the island or atoll where crimes against children take place in order to protect the identity of child victims.

Those with information regarding offenses against children are urged to call the Maldives Police Service’s Family and Child Protection Department at 3000600 or the Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services’ helpline 1412.