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Court increases sentences of men found guilty of child rape in Morocco

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In Morocco, a court of appeal has increased the jail terms given to three men for raping an 11-year-old girl.

The BBC reports that two weeks ago a lower court convicted the men of indecent assault and sentenced them to between 18 months and two years in prison.

In the case that sparked public outcry, the appeal court in Rabat has now reviewed the sentences to 20 years in jail for the main defendant, and 10 years for the other two.

The court heard that a DNA test confirmed that one of the attackers was the father of the 13 month old baby given birth to by the girl last year.

Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu