A man has been arrested for the sexual abuse of his stepdaughter at a northern island in the Maldives.
Maldives Police Service said that the sexual abuse of a girl below the age of 18 by an individual in a position of trust had been reported to the authority from an island in North Police Division comprising of Noonu, Raa, Baa and Lhaviyani atolls.
A Police Spokesperson confirmed to Sun the arrest of a 40-year-old man in connection to the case on Monday.
The Spokesperson detailed that the man has been jailed pending the outcome of trial when presented for a remand hearing before the court.
Police stressed that they, alongside Gender Ministry, were further probing the case.
Sun has learned that the man arrested was the girl’s stepfather.