A Saudi Arabian man has been sentenced to 2,080 lashes and 13 years in prison for continually raping his daughter over the course of seven years.

The court in the holy city of Mecca found the man guilty of raping his teenage daughter while under the influence of drugs for almost a decade, reports The AP.

The girl's uncle tipped off authorities to the crime.

The Okaz newspaper, an official Saudi newspaper, reported Saturday that the man will receive the lashes in stages over the course of his prison term.  

The man's name has not been released.              

Lashing is one of the penalties allocated by the clerics who serve as judges in Saudi Arabia. These men issue rulings in accordance to the kingdom's strict interpretation of Islamic law, according to The AP.

Saudi Arabia is reportedly one of approximately 30 countries in the world that carries out judicial corporal punishment.

Under Sharia law, punishments such as amputations and flogging are divvied out depending on the crime.

The death penalty can be imposed for rape, murder, apostasy, robbery and drug trafficking. The United Nations Committee Against Torture has criticized Saudi Arabia for such practices.