Twenty men have been arrested after allegations were made by one woman of abuse against her as a child. The abuse is alleged to have taken place between 2006 and 2009 in the Halifax area.
All twenty men are aged between 28 and 43, and have been interviewed and released. 18 of the men were released pending further inquiries and 2 of the men have been released on police bail. A few addresses in Kirklees and Calderdale were searched earlier this week.
Police are investigating child sex exploitation in West Yorkshire. Detective Inspector Allan Raw, of Calderdale District Safeguarding, said:
“This investigation forms part of West Yorkshire Police’s commitment to the investigation of both current and non-recent sexual offences against children. These are abhorrent crimes that affect the most vulnerable in our society. Protecting children and ensuring that victims are put at the heart of everything we do continues to be a top priority for the force.”
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