A court in the central province of Nghe An on Thursday sentenced an HIV-positive man to 20 years in jail for trying to rape an 11-year-old girl.
The girl's mother stopped the act just in time and medical tests found no rape had taken place.
The panel of judges decided that, because of the nature and severity of the act, Tran Kim Dung must be found guilty of child rape, local media reported.
The girl’s family hired Dung, now 30, to help with some household work last November.
They let him stay for lunch and he reportedly drank half a liter of wine.
When the parents went for a nap, Dung entered the girl’s bedroom and tried to hold her down to rape her.
The mother came in and hit Dung with a hammer before she screamed for help.
Dung was caught after a short chase and brought to police.
He tested positive to HIV in 2012.
The court also asked Dung to pay the victim more than VND13 million.