- Osman Ali was jailed for more than three years for raping a 19-year-old student
- But he was released on 'good behaviour' in 2016 after serving half his sentence
- He then met the 12-year-old girl over the internet and the pair began meeting up
- Ali would take pictures of the girl wearing her school uniform before raping her
- She was found wandering the streets distressed before police became involved
- Officers praised the young victim for her bravery after Ali was jailed once again
A rapist groomed and repeatedly attacked a 12-year-old girl after being freed early from prison for 'good behaviour' after he was locked up for a knifepoint gang rape.
Osman Ali, 25, was imprisoned for more than eight yeas in 2012 after he and two other men took it in turns to rape a college student whilst filming the attack.
But he was freed in 2016 after serving just half of his sentence.
Within months Ali was targeting the 12-year-old after they met through the social media site and he convinced her he was her boyfriend.
The pair arranged illicit liaisons behind her parents' back who were under the mistaken belief she was having extra school lessons.
Over a seven month period they would meet up at his sister's house in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, where he would take pictures of the girl in her school uniform before raping her multiple times.
Ali was arrested again by police last May after his latest victim was admitted to hospital when a passer by found her walking in a daze in the street and threatening to harm herself.
She was found to have his mobile phone number written on her arm.
In a statement the girl, now 13, said: 'I was only 12 at the time and he had me lying to my parents about where I was.
'He used me and he did terrible things to me that I have had to talk to police officers about.
'We had to get social workers involved and it may affect me in years to come or when I meet future partners. '
She added: 'My school became aware and some of my friends drifted away from me.
'I had to visit the court and I used to have bad dreams and wake up in the night.
'I feel like I am being punished over it all. My dad has had to support me. I feel like I am missing part of my teenage years.
'The memories of what he has done to me will live on for years.'
At Minshull Street Crown Court Ali, from Rochdale was sent back to jail for 14 and-a-half-years after admitting seven charges of rape.
When freed again, he will be on licence until 2037 under an extended sentence.
He was also ordered to comply with an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
The court heard he began preying on the girl in September 2016 after she met his brother via Facebook and Snapchat.
The youngster initially claimed she was 17 and Ali asked her to send pictures of herself before they began meeting up.
Katie Jones prosecuting said: 'He asked her to take a picture of what she was looking like and he became controlling of her.
'There was telephone evidence in terms of taxi companies that they had been using that were available from his phone.
'They began to meet up most Saturdays from the 10 January 2017.
'They would telephone a taxi and go to the home address of his sister's home, where they would go upstairs.
'She took her clothes off and he would get her to have sex with him.
'There was times when she did not want to engage in sexual activity and he would become angry and upset.
'She thought he was controlling with her. She told him she was 12-years-old before the relationship was discovered.
'She lied to her parents. She said she was doing Saturday morning studies.
'She would call a cab at 9am and spend the morning with the defendant.
'The defendant had videos of him rubbing her over her clothing and he took pictures of her without her permission.'
The liaisons were discovered in May last year after the girl was found in a distressed state saying her 'boyfriend' had broken up with her.
She was treated in hospital and her father called police after he was contacted whilst at a job centre.
The girl said Ali had asked her not to involve the police and said she had been in a sexual relationship with him for some time.
She said he told her not to get him into trouble.
She was taken to a medical centre where she was assessed and received support from specially trained police officers and social workers.
Ali, who admitted seven charges of rape between December 2016 and May 2017, made no comment in police interview.
His 2012 court case was told he was the ringleader of a gang who subjected a 19-year old student to a terrifying rape ordeal after inviting her to 'chill' with them.
They threatened to knife her to death if she didn't go along with their demands and she later described the attack as 'a living nightmare'.
His lawyer Michael Johnston said: 'The defendant has intellectual difficulty. Whatever was done when he was serving his last sentence was unsuccessful.
'The future management of him will be robust and he understands this is going to be a long sentence. At the end of the day it is this defendant's fault he is here and his fault he became involved.'
But sentencing, the judge Mr Recorder Michael Murray said: 'The victim was a vulnerable person and you groomed her and you were controlling of her.
'You tried to prevent her from reporting you to the police. This was over a period of five months when she was aged 12.
'Many individual offences were committed. On the 16 May last year, your victim had been seen by passers by and she was distressed because of something that had happened between you and her.
'She was threatening to harm herself - it's clear that you had a telling hold on her.
'She was 12 and you are twice her age and you were using her for sex.
'When she met you, she told you that she was 17 but things moved on quickly and it became sexual - and you would have known that she was under 17 once you had met her.
'You would meet every Saturday. It took place in a room at your sisters house. When she was spending time with you, her parents believed that she was having extra school lessons.
They grew suspicious in mid May.
'You said that you believed she was 18 but I have read a report on you and a victim statement.
'Your offending has had a significant effect on the victim for the future.
'I find you to present a significant risk to members of the public. It's necessary to impose an extended sentence to protect the public.'
After the case Det Con Ben Harris, of Greater Manchester Police said: 'Osman Ali is a depraved individual who preyed on a vulnerable young girl and repeatedly raped her on a number of occasions despite knowing full well that she was a twelve year old schoolchild.
'He manipulated her into believing that he cared about her and they were a real couple but in reality he was just attempting to satisfy his own sickening desires and clearly had no concern for his victim.
'Given his offending history, it is clear that he is a dangerous individual who has no remorse for his actions and this has been recognised by the courts who have given him an increased sentence.
'I do not wish to waste another word on Osman Ali, what I would like to do is pay tribute to the victim in this case.
'She has shown incredible bravery in not only telling her story to police but also in moving forward with the investigation and supporting the prosecution of such a dangerous man.
'Her help in getting him off the streets has been invaluable.
'She and her parents have been provided with support from specially trained officers and social workers from the Sunrise team and parent support workers throughout but her courage has been unfaltering and for that I would like to thank her.'