The prosecution had told the jury the offences did not come to light until the woman went to the police in 2014.
Giles Nelson, for Peters, told the court today that he will suffer in prison because he has arthritis, mobility problems and suffers from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Judge Jamie Tabor QC said he had not seen any sign of contrition from Peters, even after conviction.
Passing jail terms totalling 20 years the judge told Peters that nobody in court would ever forget the emotional evidence given by his victim about the effect the offences have had on her.
“It was the clearest possible testimony of the damage that can be done by an adult to a child by sexual abuse,” the judge said.
“I have no doubt your selfish and unforgivable actions have had a devastating effect on her life. You chose to have a trial which meant she had to give evidence and be called a liar.”
The court heard he even gave her Chinese Burns if she disobeyed him.
The judge said: “What you did to her repeatedly when she was a little girl was simply wicked.”
The judge imposed 20 years for raping the girl when she was 10 and concurrent shorter sentences for each of the other 11 offences the jury had convicted him of. He added a one year extended licence period to the sentence, meaning Peters could be recalled to prison at any time in the next 21 years if he is released on parole.
Judge tabor told Peters he will have to serve at least 10 years of the sentence and it will be then up to the Parole Board to decide if and when he can be freed on licence.