Man accused of sexually abusing six minors from his own family arrested in Male’.
Police has confirmed a man has been arrested in such a case.
Maldives’ laws prohibit publishing or disclosing any information that may identify children who are victims of abuse.
Police said a man in a position of authority in these children’s life was arrested on April 9. The 55 year old man is accused of sexually abusing the children.
Police said the criminal court had ordered the man to be held under police custody for 30 days for the investigation.
Mihaaru news reported on Friday that this man had abused numerous children in the same family in various ways, and he had taken their photographs, which he used to threaten them with.