A Welwyn Garden City paramedic who raped a teenage girl over a 10-year period, after convincing her they were "angels" on earth, is to be sentenced next month.

Stuart Gray, of Beehive Lane, was found guilty of raping the girl when she was aged between 12 and 15, following a trial at St Albans Crown Court in June.

He had previously pleaded guilty to charges relating to sexual activity with a child, making indecent photographs of a child and voyeurism.

Gray is now set to be sentenced at the same court on Wednesday, December 20.

The 60-year-old groomed and raped his victim between 2010 and 2020, after convincing her that they were both "angels" on earth and making her believe the abuse was his way of "saving her".

Gray committed sexual acts without her consent, filming and photographing them. These indecent images and videos were found on his computer following his arrest.

In 2021, the victim – now aged in her 20s – bravely reported Gray to police. He was arrested and consequently suspended from duty, as well as being removed from the paramedics’ professional register.

Gray's crimes were not committed while he was on duty as a paramedic.