TWO youths were yesterday jailed for six years for trying to rape a 13-year-old runaway in a deserted container terminal. They were acquitted of a rape charge after the High Court was told the girl's hymen was still intact. Cheung Yuen-chung, 21, and Cheung Man-tsan, 16, were sentenced to six years in prison. The third defendant's tender age spared him a similar fate. The 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sent to a training centre. All three defendants had denied rape and attempted rape. 'What you did was cowardly and disgraceful,' Mr Justice Wong said before passing sentence. He added that the girl's young age made their crime more serious. Prosecutor Peter Chapman told the court that on June 8 last year the girl went by taxi to a container yard in Lok Ma Chau with a girlfriend after a quarrel with her mother. There she met three youths and three girls. She went with the three boys and her girlfriend into a container furnished with a sofa and a table. Her friends left, but the 13-year-old stayed. Later, when she tried to leave, she was stopped by the accused, who had been sniffing paint thinner. Mr Chapman alleged she was held down on the sofa, stripped of her clothes and raped by all three youths. She was said to have spent the night in another container and did not return home until June 10. The girl made her accusations when her mother took her to the police station.