A MAN who raped a woman just days after a hospital operation, leaving 'blood everywhere', has been convicted.

Describing the incident to police the victim said she was in pain and called the episode 'horrible.'

Thomas Cowley was cleared, however, of a string of other offences involving the same woman, including other allegations of rape and violence.

READ AGAIN: Our report from the opening of the trial last week.

The 21-year-old of Dalton Barracks, near Abingdon, went on trial at Oxford Crown Court last week,

He had denied three counts of rape, one of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, three of assault by beating and one of perjury.

Christopher Kerr, prosecuting, told jurors that the abuse began while Cowley was training for the Armed Forces during the 2010s.

Today, after six hours and 23 minutes, the jury returned verdicts to each of the counts he had faced.

Cowley was found guilty of one count of rape and one of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was cleared of two other counts of rape, all three assault by beating charges as well as perjury.

The case was adjourned for sentencing while a pre-sentence report is prepared.

Cowley will appear again at the same court on December 23.