Elderly man arrested after exposing genitals to children

Photo shows a march by citizens against child and sexual abuse in Male' city held on January 24, 2020. (Sun Photo/Ahmed Awshan Ilyas)

Police have arrested a 60-year old local man after he exposed his genitals in front of children on several occasions.

The man was arrested around 18:30 yesterday and was from Lh. Naifaru.

Police stated that the man was arrested under court order for exposing himself to children on several occasions during January. No details of where the man was arrested were released by the authorities who are investigating the case.

The number of such crimes reported in the country has risen significantly after the case of a toddler abused by elderly members of the family was revealed on January 15, 2020.