A court in central Vietnam on Thursday sentenced a man to 13 years in prison for raping an 8-year-old girl last February.
Prosecutors in Ha Tinh Province said that Nguyen Quan, 24, gave the girl VND20,000 (90 US cents), took her to an abandoned kindergarten in the neighborhood, and raped her.
A neighbor caught him in the act and the police arrested him the next day.
Investigators found that Quan had attempted to rape the girl once earlier that month after he had had some drink at a wedding party.
He showed her VND100,000 and asked her to come with him to buy candy. But he took her to his house instead.
Quan was about to rape her in the bathroom when he heard someone at the door. He took back the money and let her go.
The girl attended the trial.