Step father arrested for sexually abusing 11 year old

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Malé, Maldives – The step father of an 11 year old child has been arrested for sexually abusing the minor.

Maldives Police Service confirmed the arrest and detailed that a complaint of an adult sexually abusing an 11 year old child in an island in the North Police Region was received by the authority on Friday.

It was further revealed that the individual arrested in connection to the crime was a 47 year old male.

Police stated that the case is currently being investigated by the authority in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services.

If convicted, Maldivian legislation reads that the individual may get a jail sentence of 15 to 18 years.