Minivan News reports:
A man from Noonu atoll Manadhoo was taken to police custody on Tuesday for sexually abusing his step-daughter, according to a police official. Sergeant Jamsheed Ali, station inspector, said the case was filed on Monday by the 15-year-old girl’s family and the Children’s Service Centre (CSC).
Ibrahim Rasheed, assistant manager of Noonu atoll hospital, said a medical examination of the victim on Wednesday revealed she had been sexually molested. He added he was unable to provide more information. Speaking to Minivan News today, the victim’s mother, 30, said she discovered her daughter had been sexually abused on Monday after she was informed by a team at the CSC.“I got the report when I was feeding my 11-month-old baby,” said the mother of seven.
“It was shocking. No one expected such a thing from him. For the past eight years he had been caring for his step-children as if he was their own father.”
She added her daughter was suffering from psychological damage.
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