NCA: Two men arrested for rape as part of CSE investigation

By Adele Forrest | 08/11/2018

NCA: Two men arrested for rape as part of CSE investigation

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of rape as part of the National Crime Agency’s investigation into historic child abuse in Rotherham.

The suspects, a 37-year-old Sheffield man and 59-year-old Rotherham man, were arrested on suspicion of rape and assault by penetration on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively as part of Operation Stovewood.

The men remain under investigation and have been released on conditional bail until November 28, 2018.

There are currently 22 separate investigations under the Stovewood umbrella, with 147 suspects identified and more than 290 complainants engaging with officers. 

An NCA spokeswoman said 24 suspects have been charged and the number of those arrested (or attended a police station voluntarily) and bailed or released under investigation was now 14.

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