Child rape suspect bailed until December

By Michael Upton | 04/07/2016 0 comments

Child rape suspect bailed until December

A MAN arrested in Rotherham for suspected child rape as part of an investigation into child sex abuse in the town has been bailed.

National Crime Agency (NCA) investigators arrested the man in Rotherham on Thursday.

He is the fourth person arrested in connection with Operation Stovewood, which is examining non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA) in the town between 1997 and 2013.

The man was arrested on suspicion of rape against a girl under the age of 16. He was taken to a police station in South Yorkshire and interviewed by NCA officers.

An NCA spokesman confirmed today that he has been bailed until December while the investigation continues.

Four people have so far been arrested under Operation Stovewood, which has  33 designated suspects.

It has prioritised making contact with 97 victims and survivors so far.
There are currently eight distinct major investigations within the overall investigation.
 

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