Man arrested for sexual abuse of two young girls

Protestors hold up signs during an anti-rape rally in Male City. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A suspect has been arrested for the sexual abuse of two young girls in northern Maldives.

The sexual abuse of the two young girls, aged 12 and 14, was reported to the police on Tuesday.

Police arrested a suspect in connection to the case Tuesday night.

The suspect was identified by police as a 49-year-old Maldivian male.

The case is under further investigation by the police.

Those with information regarding crimes 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.