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One arrested over sexual abuse of 5-year-old

Fathmath Shaahunaz
19 January 2020, MVT 10:16
A child poses for a picture to illustrate the topic of child abuse.
Fathmath Shaahunaz
19 January 2020, MVT 10:16

Police on Saturday night arrested a 56-year-old man accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old.

Police disclosed that the arrest took place at 2304 hours. The suspect was taken to court and has been remanded for a period of 15 days.

The case was reported to the police late Friday.

The new case surfaced amidst an ongoing investigation into the sexual abuse of a two-year-old girl, which came to light last Thursday. Police on Friday arrested the victim's grandfather and great-grandfather on sexual abuse charges, and her father for negligence. The three men have also been remanded for 15 days.

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