A nationwide swoop on suspected paedophiles has seen 17 people arrested in South Yorkshire from a total of 660 people across the country.
The six-month operation, led by the National Crime Agency, has seen 20 warrants issued by South Yorkshire Police and 17 arrests made, including one person charged with ten offences as of July 11.
“Detective Superintendent Matt Fenwick said: “South Yorkshire Police is committed to tackling child sexual exploitation and protecting vulnerable people.
“We therefore welcomed the opportunity to contribute to this groundbreaking, nationwide operation to target suspected paedophiles.
“Significant investigative work has already taken place and enquiries are ongoing.
“We will continue to work with the NCA and forces throughout the country to identify, locate and apprehend suspected child sex offenders.”
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