Police have arrested a man on the island of Feydhoo in Shaviyani Atoll on charges of molesting a male minor.
The arrest was confirmed to media by the police but no further information was provided.
A council member of the island told local newspapers that the man arrested was a duty officer at the island’s power house.
According to the council member the parents first complained about the abuse to the council, who reported it to police.
The council member said the incident occurred last Sunday [23 September].