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.