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Youth remanded for 12 days over child sexual abuse allegations

Ahmed Aiham
27 May 2019, MVT 11:38
Housing units built on reclaimed suburb Hulhumale'. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED / MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
27 May 2019, MVT 11:38

The High Court on Sunday, slapped a 12 day remand period for the 19-year-old alleged to have sexually abused two minors.

According to Police, they received a report of a man sexually abusing two children, a six-year-old and an eight-year-old, over the course of four days.

Police detained the man in reclaimed suburb Hulhumale', following a tip that an individual was being attacked and paraded around in an apparent attempt to shame the individual and publicize the alleged crime.

A video now-circulating on social media depicts the accused man confessing to his actions. In the footage, the man states that one of the boys was scratched by fingernails and hit by a bolster pillow.

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