Police investigating child sex trafficking case

Police have arrested 45-year-old man from Lhohi in Noonu atoll on suspicion of  sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl after deceiving her with the promise of an education in the capital, Malé city.

According to Maldives Police Service, the man sexually abused the girl on several occasions during her stay in Malé with him. He then took her to Lhohi claiming that she could get a better education in Lhohi than in Malé.

After being arrest on March 13 in Lhohi Miladhoo, the court has extended his detention for 15 more days. The case is being investigated by Manadhoo police station.

The same man is also also suspected of sexually abusing another 13 year old girl, also from Lhohi.