A man in Saudi Arabia convicted of raping his daughter has been sentenced to 13 years in prison and 2,080 lashes.

A court in the city of Mecca found the man guilty of raping his teenage daughter for seven years while under the influence of drugs, the Gulf News reports.

According to The Okaz newspaper, the man will receive the lashes in stages throughout his prison sentence.

Saudi religious police said the girl''s uncle tipped them off regarding the crime.

Lashing is one of the penalties available to the clerics serving as judges in Saudi Arabia and issue rulings according to the kingdom's strict interpretation of Islamic law.