£50,000 found during search as three arrested on sex abuse claims

By Michael Upton | 06/07/2016 0 comments

£50,000 found during search as three arrested on sex abuse claims

THREE men arrested in Rotherham for suspected indecent assault as part of an investigation into child sex abuse in the town have been bailed.

One of the men was also questioned on suspicion of money laundering after £50,000 was found.

National Crime Agency (NCA) investigators arrested the men in Rotherham on Tuesday.

They brought the number arrested in connection with Operation Stovewood to six.

The operation is examining non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA) in the town between 1997 and 2013.

The men were arrested on suspicion of indecent assault against a girl under the age of 16 and taken to a police station in South Yorkshire to be interviewed by NCA officers.

An NCA spokesman said: “Following search activity at one address in Rotherham a cash sum, believed to be in excess of £50,000, was found.

“One of the three men was arrested and interviewed on suspicion of money laundering.”

All three men were later bailed until December.


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