A 'deplorable' rapist who inflicted a 'sustained campaign of sexual abuse' on a child has been jailed.

Noamaan Mirza, 35, began grooming his young victim in 2004 by buying them toys and fast-food takeaways, police said.

He's now been locked up for 17 years.

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Police said Mirza told his victim no one would believe them if they told anyone about the abuse - and forced them to watch pornographic material.

Detective Sergeant Jennifer Savazzi said after a court sentencing hearing: "Mirza is a manipulative individual and his perverse offending has left the victim with lifelong trauma."

Police said Mirza, from Longsight, Manchester, was found guilty after trial of four counts of rape, three counts of sexual assault, three counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity and two counts of causing a child to watch images of sexual activity.

Police said he raped the victim 'numerous times in various locations' over a four-year period.

Jailing him, a judge said she had seen no remorse from Mirza and called his offending a 'sustained campaign of sexual abuse' which has caused the victim 'significant psychological harm', police said.

Det Sgt Savazzi, of GMP's City of Manchester CID, said: "This was a horrific ordeal for the victim to have suffered over several years.

"I am very pleased with the sentence that Mirza has received, which has been a result of a large-scale and thorough investigation.

"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."

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