A MAN has been found guilty of raping a teenage girl and a string of sexual offences.

Stephen Boyt sexually abused a young girl for more than a decade before finally raping her.

The 69-year-old of Beech Crescent Hythe was found unanimously guilty by a jury following a four day trial at Southampton Crown Court this week.

He had faced nine charges including indecent assault and rape.

The historical abuse took place across Netley View, Calshot and Fawley between 1984 and 1996.

Video footage played to members of a jury earlier in the week showed his victim sobbing and clutching a tissue during a police interview.

After raping her, he is said to have asked how she lost her virginity.

Holding back tears, she said how Boyt told her no one would believe her claims he had abused her.

During the interview, it was said how Boyt would demand oral sex from his victim.

When asked how she felt when the abuse happened she said: “I just want to go away and cry.

“I just want to be on my own.

“Take me away, anywhere but here.”

Boyt strenuously denied the charges against him claiming to be an innocent man.

During the trial, his extensive criminal history stretching back to 1967 was revealed.

His convictions include burglary, theft, blackmail, robbery and ABH.

He has been remanded into custody and is due to be sentenced on December 21 this year.