Police investigate sexual abuse of 14-year-old girl

Protesters hold an anti-rape rally in Male' City. (File Photo/Sun/Mohamed Muzain Nazim)

Police have launched an investigation into the sexual abuse of a young girl in Male’ City. 

A police spokesperson said the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old was reported to the police on Friday night. 

Video of the police escorting the suspect out of a house in Male’ City has gone viral on social media. 

However, the police have yet to confirm an arrest in the case. 

The latest case of sexual abuse of a child has renewed public concern over continued incidents of sexual violence in Maldives. 

Those with information regarding offenses against children are urged to call the Maldives Police Service’s Family and Child Protection Department at 3000600 or the Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services’ helpline 1412.