Police revealed that the 61-year-old man arrested over sexually assaulting a minor was remanded for a period of 15 days.
The incident where the victim was a female under the age of 18 was reported to South Central Division, which comprises the atolls of Thaa and Laamu.
Since the incident involves a minor, the police did not disclose any further information on the victim or island where the crime occurred in order to protect the identity of the victim.
However, they assured that the matter is under further investigation.
A significant number of child sexual abuse cases were reported to the authorities since mid-January, following the shocking case of a two-year-old toddler in a southern island. Police have made numerous arrests till date and stated that the investigations were underway.