May 2016

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


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.