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Man held for raping toddler

A man accused of raping a toddler in front of his own children has been arrested in India, police said Friday, the latest in a series of sex attacks against minors in the country.

The 18-month-old girl had gone to play with her neighbors’ two children aged two and four on Wednesday when she was allegedly raped by their father in their one-room home, police said.

The girl, who is recovering at a New Delhi hospital, was found dumped outside her house bleeding and in pain by her mother after the alleged assault.

The suspect was arrested on Thursday, said Harinder Singh, an officer in the Aman Vihar neighborhood where the assault apparently took place.

He has been charged under India’s Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act, which means he could face life imprisonment. (AFP)