Five men have been arrested in southern Addu City on a charge of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.
The police said the five men arrested were aged, 81, 77, 56, 32 and 18 years.
Some were family members of the victim.
A court has remanded the five for 15 days.
A magistrate court in Gaaf Dhaal Atoll Gahdhoo has meanwhile sentenced a 25-year-old man to ten years in jail for sexually abusing another 14-year-old girl in 2010.