West Yorkshire Police are investigating the alleged child sexual exploitation of one victim between 2002 and 2005. The victim is female and was a child at the time of the alleged sexual abuse.
The men who were aged between 30 and 40 were arrested and a number of addresses in Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale were searched as part of the police investigation.
Detective Inspector Laura Nield, of Calderdale District Safeguarding, has made the following statement:
“Protecting and safeguarding children is a top priority for the force and this operation forms part of West Yorkshire Police’s ongoing commitment to investigating both current and non-recent sexual offences against children. These crimes affect the most vulnerable in our society and are truly heinous crimes.
We have specialist safeguarding units in each of our five policing districts, which include officers dedicated to investigating and dealing with both current and non-recent child sexual exploitation.
Tackling child abuse is not something the police can do alone, and we continue to work closely with local authorities, charities and other organisations to support victims and bring offenders to justice.
All our investigations are victim-led and the long-term well-being of those victims is of paramount importance.
We would urge anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse, no matter when it took place, to report it to the police.
You will be listened to, taken seriously and supported by professionals with experience of dealing with these kind of offences.”
The men have been released pending further investigation.
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