63-year-old woman arrested in connection to sexual assault of a student at Galolhu School

Galolhu School. (Sun Photo/Ahmed Aiman Ali)

The Police have made an arrest over the sexual assault of a four-year-old preschooler at Galolhu School.

Police Spokesperson confirmed to Sun that a 63-year-old woman was arrested under a court order regarding the assault.

The sexual assault of a four-year-old girl at a school in Male’ City was reported to authorities in mid-October.

The assault took place inside the school’s toilet – and the victim had identified her assailant as a female caretaker at the school; however, was unable to pinpoint the specific caretaker.

There weren't any CCTV cameras installed at the school when the assault took place.

Subsequently, on Saturday, Galolhu School announced that they had installed CCTV cameras inside the premises and suspended all female caretakers. The school also told that students will be escorted to the toilet by teachers. 

Education Ministry said that they have been investigating the assault as a serious matter upon it being brought to school’s attention. Statements have been taken from a number of individuals over the case – including senior officials from Galolhu School.