Police have arrested a local man for sexually harassing two girls.

Police said that the case was reported to them last Tuesday and that it was regarding the alleged sexual harassment of two girls on an island north of the country.

They said that the two girls were 12 and 14 respectively.

Police mentioned that a suspect was arrested in relation to the case and that the man was arrested under a court-issued warrant.

They identified the suspect as a 49-year-old local man.

Police added that they were further investigating the case.

For the past few years, Police have been prioritizing the crimes committed against minors and children with sexual crimes given special importance.

Police have also been working to protect the identity of victims of such heinous crimes and have withheld information about the victim’s island or atoll or where the crimes happened in multiple cases.

Investigations and court procedures against alleged child abusers have been fast-tracked on several occasions with police adamant on revealing the identities of the suspects.