Two arrested for sexual abuse of pre-teen girl

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

Two people have been arrested from southern Maldives for the sexual abuse of an 11-year-old girl.

According to police, the sexual abuse of the young girl was reported to the south police division, which covers GA. Atoll, GDh. Atoll, Addu City, and Fuvahmulah City), at approximately 11:03 pm Saturday.

The police arrested two suspects in connection to the case under court order Sunday.

The suspects were identified by police as a 63-year-old Maldivian male and 25-year-old Maldivian male.

The case is under further investigation by police.

The police do not disclose details, including the island where the crime took place, in order to protect the identity of child victims.

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.