Police arrest individual in rape of minor

January 24, 2020: Photo shows a demonstrator of march against child abuse in Male' city. (Sun Photo/Ahmed Awshan Ilyas)

Police have arrested an individual in connection with a minor who was raped.

The minor became pregnant after she was raped. The case was lodged last Tuesday and a 37-year old male was arrested under a court order.

The case is being investigated by police and Gender Ministry.

A case of a ten-year-old who was sexually abused was also lodged today. Recent sexual abuse cases include the blackmail and sexual abuse of a 16-year old as well as the sexual abuse case of an 11-year old.

A rape case of a foreign woman on board a safari last Friday was also reported recently.