Leading teacher arrested for sexual abuse of students

A leading teacher at a school in Central Maldives has been arrested for sexual abuse of multiple students.

The teacher, identified as a 46-year-old male, is accused of sexually abusing both male and female students at the school on multiple occasions.

Maldives Police Service says the teacher was arrested under a court warrant this Monday.

‘Sun’ has been informed the case was originally reported to Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services – which in turn reported the case to Maldives Police Service.

Maldives Police Service says the case was reported to the agency on Saturday, June 22.

The agency reports that investigation into the case is ongoing, at that information regarding the case was relayed to Ministry of Education on Sunday, June 23.

It is unclear at this point whether Ministry of Education has taken any action against the teacher.