Cairo: A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to death by an Egyptian court on charges of sexual assault and murder of a girl child.
The Minya Criminal Court yesterday sentenced the teenager for killing the girl after raping her in March this year.
The girl`s body was found in March in an abandoned house with her scalp wounded and evidences of sexual abuse.
The incident happened while the victim was going for Quran classes. The man deceived her and took her to an abandoned house, police said.
The court appointed a lawyer to defend the criminal because all lawyers refused to represent him, Youm7 reported.