Crime Society & Culture

Two police officers sacked over nude video and photos

February 27 13:20 2017 by Xiena Saeed

Two police officers have been sacked over unrelated incidents involving their leaked nude video and photographs.

A police staff serjeant, who was in charge of the Laamu Gan police station, was fired on Thursday. According to local media, the male officer sent a nude video of himself during a video chat with a school girl, an offence that carries a jail term of between seven to 10 years.

A female police officer was meanwhile fired on Thursday over leaked nude photographs. Online paper VFP reported the officer was suspended when the photos were leaked. She was working at the police custodial centre on the island of Dhoonidhoo near Malé.

The police spokeswoman confirmed the dismissals but declined to either provide details or to confirm whether the sacked officers are under investigation.

Sextortion, or blackmailing women and children for sexual favours, as well as cyber harassment of women, are common in the Maldives.

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Source URL:  Maldives Independent

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