Sunday, May 15, 2016

Rochdale man sexually abused 14-year-old girl after convincing her they were in a 'grown up' relationship

Irfan Mohammed Fiaz
A man who convinced a young girl they were in a 'grown up' relationship so he could entice her to his house and abuse her has been locked up.
Irfan Mohammed Fiaz, 20, pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual activity with a child and child abduction offences in Rochdale .
A Minshull Street Crown Court judge heard how his 14-year-old victim was reported missing from home overnight three times in October 2015.
Each time Fiaz, of Salik Gardens, had met the girl and took her to his house to sexually abuse her.
Due to concerns raised by a member of the public, officers tracked the teenager to Fiaz’s address where he was arrested.
During his police interview, Fiaz showed no remorse and blamed the child for the incident throughout.
At an earlier hearing, he pleaded guilty to two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child and taking a child so as to remove them from a person having lawful control.
On Thursday, May 5, Fiaz was sentenced to three years in a young offenders institute and will remain on the sex offenders' register indefinitely.
Minshull Street Crown Court.
Speaking after the case, Det Con Ben Harris of the Rochdale Sunrise Team, slammed Fiaz’s attempts to blame his victim.
He said: “Fiaz is a predator who preyed on a vulnerable 14-year-old girl in a typical example of the boyfriend model of child sexual exploitation.
“He made her feel as though they were in a grown up relationship and encouraged her to stay over at his home address away from her parents, where he then exploited her.
“The fact he felt it was the child’s fault is disturbing and his lack of remorse is reflected in the sentence.
“CSE in any form is unacceptable and we in the Sunrise team will continue to work tirelessly to investigate all reports of this nature and safeguard victims of exploitation.”
Project Phoenix is a multi-agency response to CSE across the whole of Greater Manchester. The project brings together police, local authorities, NHS and third sector organisations, using their collective expertise to safeguard vulnerable young people at risk of exploitation and target those who would try to exploit them.

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