The Maldives Prosecutor General's Office has filed against a 36 year old local male employed at the country's military institute for the alleged rape of a 14 year old minor.

The alleged officer is suspected of blackmailing and sexually molesting an underage girl.

The military officer was arrested by local law enforcement authority on 22 January on suspicion of blackmail and rape, which around the time of the arrest have become vocal in Male'.

According to the Prosecutor General's Office, the alleged officer is tried under the law number 12/2009, the law on special action against child abuse perpetrators.

He is also tried for touching a minor with sexual intention, said Prosecutor General's Office.

While the case was reported on 15 January, reports of another case involving two military officers raping a 15 year old minor girl were addressed. The case is reportedly 6 months old while the public suspects it has now become shelved.