Case of sexual abuse of an 11-year-old at a nothern island comes to light

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

A sexual abuse case of an 11-year-old girl at a northern island of Maldives has come to light.

Maldives Police Service confirmed that a case regarding the sexual abuse of a minor in an island within the North Police Division (Noonu Atoll, Raa Atoll, Baa Atoll & Lhaviyani Atoll) had been reported to them.

They further detailed that the case involved the sexual abuse of an 11-year-old girl by an individual in a position of trust – and it was reported to them on last Tuesday.

Noting that no arrests have been made regarding the case – the Police said that they were investigating the matter further.

At the end of last month – another sexual abuse case involving a 13-year old in a southern island had come to light. A 42-year-old man was arrested in connection to the case – and was remanded in custody pending outcome of trial when he was presented before the court.