NEW DELHI: A city court has sentenced a 42-year-old man to 10-year rigorous imprisonment for criminally assaulting a four-and-a-half-year-old girl three years ago.

Additional Sessions Judge Pratibha Rani also slapped a fine of Rs. 7,000 on Harender, a resident of Model Town.

The Judge observed that the convict had no regard for human relationships and moral values while committing the heinous crime.

According to the prosecution, Harender had criminally assaulted the girl when he found her alone in the neighbourhood on August 4, 2004.

The prosecution had produced 18 witnesses in the case, the key witness being a senior doctor from Hindu Rao Hospital.