A man who raped an 11-year-old girl while her family was letting him stay in their home during lockdown has been jailed for eight years.
The 24-year-old man was in Rio Negro, south-western Argentina, when their town went into strict lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He was unable to return home to the city of La Plata due to the quarantine and so the woman who was hosting him allowed him to stay with her family, reports said.
But the man raped her young daughter at least three times during the almost two month period he stayed with the family.
The victim, whose name cannot be reported for legal reasons, told a court the man took advantage of the moments when her mother was sleeping to abuse her sexually and rape her.
The man initially tried to deny the accusations against him, according to InfoBae.
But local media reported the man confessed in front of a local court that he had raped the girl after a medical exam found injuries to the victim’s body.
The medical exam determined the young girl had been raped at least three times.