Haveeru has reported that the Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) has revealed, a Member of Parliament of the Maldives is under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of a minor. According to the official of HRCM, the case is being investigated by the Police.
The HRCM official who disclosed the information on condition of anonymity has not revealed the name of the MP, while the Police are keeping their mouth shut on the matter. Haveeru has revealed that the case has been taken up with the authorities very seriously and report that the psycho-legal statement of the child also has been taken.
CAWM understands that the said victim may not be a minor and is working in an office in Male’. Unconfirmed yet reliable sources have said that she may have been a step daughter of the accused MP. We would like to draw caution from readers to the fact that almost all reported cases of sexual child abuse are not proven and therefore such a high profile case is extremely likely to be shelved, if political heavyweights come into play.
Our only ray of hope is the expressed position of President Mohamed Nasheed who has vowed on more than one occasion to do whatever it takes to confront perpetrators of sexual child abuse.