(ICTJ) – A civil court in Shan State’s Muse District will hear a case involving the alleged rape of an underage Kachin girl by a Burmese solider. The case is unusual in Burma because rape perpetrators are rarely prosecuted—especially in civilian courts. The 14 year-old girl from Nan Kut Village was allegedly raped by a private from an army regiment stationed nearby the girl’s village on 16 May.