Two detained on suspicion of sexually exploiting minor on Thinadhoo

The Maldives Police Service has detained two individuals Thursday (October 17) on suspicion of sexually exploiting of a 17 year-old minor on the island of Thinadhoo in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll.

Police have confirmed that the two suspects, both 18 years of age, were taken into custody at 12:00am on Thursday.

Investigations are continuing into the case, which was first reported to island police on October 15.

One of the suspects held in custody has a criminal record concerning illicit narcotics, according to police.