Two Rotherham men arrested in child sexual exploitation probe

Two men have been arrested
Two men have been arrested
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Two Rotherham men have been arrested this morning as part of a probe into child sexual exploitation offences.

National Crime Agency officers arrested the men as part of Operation Stovewood - an investigation into child sexual exploitation in the town between 1997 and 2013.

The men have been taken to a police station in South Yorkshire where they will be interviewed by NCA officers today.

Both men, who were arrested in Rotherham, have been accused of indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 16.

A total of six arrests have been made so far as part of Operation Stovewood, which was launched after a report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham established that around 1,400 children had been abused between 1997 and 2013 while those in authority failed to act.

An NCA spokesman said: "Operation Stovewood currently has 34 designated suspects.

"It has prioritised making contact with 113 victims and survivors so far.

"There are currently eight distinct major investigations within the overall investigation."