A cross-dressing Jehovah’s Witness raped and molested a girl while making her wear adult women’s clothes.
David Fuge, 69, wore dresses and silky underwear when he repeatedly abused his blindfolded victim from the age of eight to 19.
Liverpool Crown Court heard he gagged her and on one occasion tied a belt around her neck and left her hanging from a hook in a room.
He photographed the child naked, made her read pornographic magazines, beat her with a piece of wood and abused her at a golf course.
Fuge, of Gorsey Lane, Wallasey, admitted having a fetish for cross-dressing and that his sex life with his wife suffered when she became ill.
The OAP confessed to some sexual touching with the victim and accepted hitting her on the bottom with a stick but denied the full allegations.
He was found guilty of rape, three sexual assaults now categorised as rape, two counts of indecency with a child and 12 counts of indecent assault.
The victim sobbed in court today as Judge Norman Wright jailed Fuge for 17 years with an extended year on licence.