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Afghan cleric gets 20 years in jail for raping 10-year-old

The court rejected the cleric's claim that the sex was consensual. The verdict raises hope for many rape victims in the country.

Updated:October 28, 2014, 10:09 AM IST
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Afghan cleric gets 20 years in jail for raping 10-year-old
The court rejected the cleric's claim that the sex was consensual. The verdict raises hope for many rape victims in the country.

Kabul: In a landmark judgment, a cleric in Afghanistan has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping a ten-year-old girl.

And unlike many previous cases, the victim is not being made to share the blame.

The court rejected the cleric's claim that the sex was consensual. The verdict raises hope for many rape victims in the country.

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