Man arrested for sexual abuse of 8-year-old jailed pending outcome of trial

Children fly kites in the Usfasgandu area of Male' City on April 23, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

The court has remanded a foreigner accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in a southern island to remain in police custody pending outcome of trial.

The assault was reported on June 24, following which a 33-year-old Bangladeshi national was arrested the next day, according to the South Police Division.

On June 27, the foreigner was brought before the court for a remand hearing in which the court had decided to remand the person to custody pending the outcome of the trial.  

As the case involves a minor, the police have limited the number of details disclosed to the media and the public in order to protect the dignity and identity of the child.