Woman blackmailed, sexually assaulted in Male’

Maldives Police Service headquarters. ((File Photo/Sun/Ihthisham Mohamed)

The police have launched an investigation into a sexual assault in the capital, Male’ City.

According to the police, the perpetrator forced the victim – identified only as a local woman – into nonconsensual sex by using some photographs which he threatened to leak if she didn’t comply.

The suspect was arrested by the Maafannu Police Station on Saturday.