BREAKING: Two more arrests in historic Rotherham child abuse investigation

Rotherham. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
Rotherham. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
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Two more men have been arrested as part of an investigation into historic child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

The arrests were made in the Rotherham area today.

The men, aged 37 and 36, have been arrested on suspicion of committing sexual offences against underage girls between 1990 and 2001.

The men are currently in police custody being questioned by detectives.

The 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape, buggery, and indecent assault on a female under the age of 16.

The 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape of a female under 16.

It is part of the same investigation that saw three men, aged 35, 38 and 39, arrested in the Goole area in November.

Those three men remain on police bail as investigations continue.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Anyone with concerns about child sexual exploitation should contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“You can also report child sexual exploitation online through the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.”

South Yorkshire Police is in the process of handing over investigations of historic child sexual exploitation cases in Rotherham to the National Crime Agency. The NCA are in the preliminary stages of starting Operation Stovewood, which will examine Rotherham grooming cases from 1997 to 2013.