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18-year-old youth gets 10 years jail for raping infant

An 18-year-old youth has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for raping a five-month-old girl, with the court expressing anguish at the "ghastly and inhuman act" of the convict.

delhi Updated: Mar 12, 2012 00:39 IST

An 18-year-old youth has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for raping a five-month-old girl, with the court expressing anguish at the "ghastly and inhuman act" of the convict.

Additional sessions judge Kamini Lau said the case "where the five-month-old girl was subjected to unwanted physical contact by a perverted male adult, was a glaring example of the growing menace of sexual abuse of young children."

The court sent northwest Delhi resident Sonu to jail for raping the infant, who was also his distant relative.

"The five-month-old infant was a soft target. Sonu has taken advantage of a helpless and defenceless child who could not even try to escape or express herself and was an easy and vulnerable prey.