1 arrested in Huvadhu Atoll child abuse case

Members of the public are seen voicing anger at child abuse during a march in Male' city on January 24, 2020. (Sun Photo/Ahmed Awshan Ilyas)

Police have made an arrest in the child abuse case reported from the Huvadhu Atoll (G. Dh. and G. A. Atoll).

The case was reported last night. Police said that a 46-year old local male was arrested tonight in connection with the case. The man was arrested under a court order. 

Police did not disclose any further details in the case and are investigating the matter. 

According to sources, protests were also held on the island today by members of the public over delays in the arrest of the alleged perpetrator.

The case in Huvadhu Atoll was reported on the same day that a rape case of a disabled woman was reported in Addu City. No one has been arrested in connection with that case yet.