A MAN accused raping a young girl has slammed the claims against him.

Stephen Boyt faces trial for raping and abusing a girl during the 80s and 90s.

Giving evidence at Southampton Crown Court on Tuesday he protested his innocence repeatedly.

The 79-year-old said: “I have done nothing whatsoever. I am not a guilty man. I am an innocent man.”

When prosecution barrister, David Richards, asked Boyt how he reacted when he was charged with nine historical sexual offences, he responded he was not happy.

During the trial, it was revealed Boyt of Beech Crescent has an extensive criminal history stretching back to 1967.

Mr Richards told how the accused rapist has convictions for burglary, blackmail, robbery and ABH.

However, despite multiple stints in prison, Boyt has no previous convictions for sexual offences.

He denies the alleged campaign of historical abuse which is said to have taken place across Netley View, Calshot and Fawley during the 80s and 90s.

As reported, video footage played in court on Monday showed his accuser sobbing and clutching a tissue during a police interview.

Struggling to hold back tears she says that after raping her, Boyt asked how she lost her virginity.

The woman also said he told her no one would believe her claims he had abused her.

She woman finally reported the abuse to police in August 2018 after suffering a breakdown.

The trial continues and is expected to conclude this week.