Manzoor Hassan, 41, pocketed ill-gotten gains after forcing the girl to sell her body. The offenses occurred between 2005 and 2007, but the victim has since shown “great bravery” in coming forward and reporting the crimes.
And Hassan was jailed for 14 years on Thursday, in addition to a five-year sentence he received in 2018 for supplying Class A drugs to a 12-year-old girl and administering a harmful substance to her.
DCI Ian Thornes of West Yorkshire Police described Hassan as ‘vile’ and praised the victim for coming forward to report his evil crimes.
“Manzoor Hassan’s treatment of a vulnerable young victim in this latest case was both utterly mean and callous in the extreme,” the officer said.
“He committed serious sexual offenses against her and then forced her into prostitution for her own financial gain. After taking the victim in hand, she found it very difficult to break free.
“It is difficult to find words to describe how despicable his abuse and exploitation of the victim in this case has been.
“It says a lot about her bravery that she stepped forward and did whatever she could to help us make sure a dangerous man was not on the streets.”
Hassan’s sickening crimes happened in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, when he was in his mid-twenties.
His conviction is the latest in a long-standing police operation known as Operation Tendersea, which focused on an investigation into non-recent sexual exploitation in the city, Yorkshire Live reports.
DCI Thornes added: “I want to pay tribute to him and to the other victims who spoke out against the pernicious offenses these men committed and gave us the opportunity to take action against them.
“We continue to urge victims of sexual abuse in Huddersfield or elsewhere in Kirklees and West Yorkshire to come forward.
“Even though the abuse you suffered took place many years ago, we will listen to you, investigate and do our best to obtain justice for you.”