Man arrested for sexual abuse of young girl in Male’ shop

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

Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl in Male’ City.

The crime was reported to police on August 24.

According to police, the incident took place inside a shop in Male’.

Police arrested a suspect in the case under court order on Thursday.

The suspect was identified as a 24-year-old foreigner.

The case is under investigation by the police.

Those with information regarding crimes 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.