Man arrested in Malé for sexual abuse of 6 minors

Protest against child sex abuse in Malé | Photo: Sun/Muzayyin Nazim

Malé, Maldives – The Maldives Police Service has confirmed that a 55-year-old Maldivian man has been arrested and remanded for sexual abuse of multiple children.

Police confirmed that the 55 year old was arrested on April 9 for a case reported in March 2022 and has been remanded by Criminal Court for 30 days.

Local news reports that the man is suspected of sexually abusing 6 children from the same family under his care for a long period of time. He is also accused of blackmailing the minors with photographs.