Councilor arrested for sexually abusing children

A Google Earth shot of L. Maabaidhoo.

A councilor of L. Maabaidhoo has been arrested for allegations of child abuse.

Police stated that a 51-year-old man in a position of responsibility was arrested from an island in the South-Central Division for sexually harassing children. He had been remanded to custody pending the outcome of his trial, according to the authorities.

Police stated that his case has been sent to the Prosecutor General’s office. He is to be charged with three counts of child abuse.