Man arrested for sexual abuse of 13-year-old girl

The police have arrested a suspect in the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl in northern Maldives.

According to a police spokesperson, the case was reported to police on Saturday, January 28.

A 60-year-old Maldivian male was arrested in connection to the case under court order on Sunday night, said the spokesperson.

He declined to disclose any details to protect the identity of the victim.

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.