Man arrested from Southern Maldives for molesting 12-year-old

Maldives Police Service has arrested a suspect for sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl in Southern Maldives.

Maldives Police Service report the case was reported to the agency at 11:35 pm on Thursday, July 11.

The suspect, identified as a 21-year-old Maldivian male, was arrested under court order on Friday, July 12.

The suspect has been remanded to five days in custody at a facility determined by Ministry of Home Affairs.

Investigation into the case is being carried out by Maldives Police Service in collaboration with other relevant State agencies.