A Knox man was convicted Friday of 111 charges related to the rape of a girl over a six-year period.
Floyd Harry Watson, 45, was on trial for coercing the victim to have oral sex with him from the time she was 11 until she was 17.
The victim, who is now 20, testified Thursday at Watson’s two-day trial.
The charges were filed after an investigation initiated in August 2019 by Clarion state police.
Defense attorney Leonard Berger repeatedly questioned the victim Friday about the frequency of the acts and the time and location of the violations. At one point the woman broke down and requested a recess.
“The jury listened to the evidence,” said Welsh. “The victim was a credible witness. She conducted herself bravely in a very unusual situation.”
“It is a good day for Clarion County that a person who would commit such a heinous crime to a child is off our streets,” said Welsh.
Judge Sara Seidle-Patton ordered a review by the sexual assessment board prior to sentencing.