A monster subjected a baby girl to a sexual assault so severe that she required surgery.

Despicable Alan Kusz, 43, struck at the 14-month-old infant's Kilwinning home in April 2018.

Evil Kusz tried to blame the tot's mum which doctors described as the "most severe" they'd ever seen.

He claimed the baby was "screaming" when he returned from a wander but he was arrested.

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Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald report that Kusz has been jailed for ten years for the attack.

Passing sentence, judge Lord Armstrong said: "It is difficult to imagine a more vulnerable victim. You continue to deny any responsibility for the crime of which you have been convicted. 

"The criminal justice social work report indicates that you display limited empathy towards the victim of your crime and that you have limited awareness of the harm that you have caused. 

"Society has an abhorrence of such conduct and it is the responsibility of the court to reflect what. Young and vulnerable children are all entitled to care and protection. 

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"I am satisfied that, in your case, there is no appropriate alternative disposal to one of imprisonment."

At proceedings earlier this year, the court heard how the "world came crashing down" for the child's mum after her daughter was left badly injured.

The court heard how the youngster ended up needing surgery.

Kusz was later arrested and DNA helped to link him to where the attack took place.

Judge Lord Armstrong also placed Kusz on the Sex Offenders Register for life.