A man from L. Kalaidhoo was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Wednesday, after he was found guilty of raping a young girl and taking nude photos and videos of her.
The crime took place on January 6, 2018.
Mohamed Shazleef, Mercury Light, L. Kalaidhoo, was accused of taking a 17-year-old girl to the forest near the farmland in Kalaidhoo, where he raped her and took nude pictures and videos of her.
He was charged with rape of a minor and production of child pornography.
The Criminal Court issued its ruling in the case Wednesday.
Shazleen was found guilty of both charges and sentenced to 20 years in prison for rape and an additional 20 years for production of child pornography.
The two years and 14 days he has spent in jail pending the outcome of trial was considered as time served. He therefore has 38 years left to serve.