Noamaan Mirza, (31/10/1985), of Longsight, has been jailed for 17 years following a 'sustained campaign of sexual abuse' against a child.
He was sentenced yesterday afternoon (14 October 2021) after being found guilty of the following offences:
Four counts of rape of a child under 13
One count of sexual assault of a child under 13 by penetration
Two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 by touching
Three counts of causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity
Two counts of causing a child under 12 to watch images of sexual activity
The court heard how in 2004 Mirza began grooming his young victim by taking them shopping for toys and buying takeaways while telling them that no one would believe them if they told anyone about the abuse.
The sexual abuse then started by forcing the victim to watch pornographic material and eventually led to Mirza raping the victim numerous times in various locations over a four year period.
Following the sentencing this afternoon, the judge commented that she had seen no remorse from Mirza and called his actions a "sustained campaign of sexual abuse" which had caused the victim "significant psychological harm".
Detective Sergeant Jennifer Savazzi, of GMPs City of Manchester CID, said: "This was a horrific ordeal for the victim to have suffered over several years.
"Mirza is a manipulative individual and his perverse offending has left the victim with lifelong trauma. I am very pleased with the sentence that Mirza has received today which has been a result of a large scale and thorough investigation by GMP.
"I'd like to thank the victim for their extraordinary bravery in coming forward and reporting Mirza and I'd also like to appeal to anyone who has suffered from abuse to please get in touch so we can help you.
"I really do hope that while in prison Mirza comes to realise and be remorseful for his deplorable actions."
Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.
If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.
- Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. They offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.
- Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call on 0161 273 4500 or email [email protected]
- Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.