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Operation Stovewood: Three men arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse offences

Three men were recently (20 June) arrested in connection with the National Crime Agency's Operation Stovewood, the independent investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997-2013.

The men, aged between 33 and 38, were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including conspiracy to rape, causing or inciting a girl under 16 to commit gross indecency and indecent assault.

All three were arrested at seperate locations in Rotherham and Sheffield and have been released under investigation.

To date, a total of 18 men have been arrested and 8 charged. The investigation currently has 71 designated suspects and is in the process of engaging with more than 190 victims and survivors.


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