Forty people, 38 men and 2 women have been investigated over child sex abuse dating back 20 years in Rotherham, the National Crime Agency (NCA) have confirmed.

The investigation which is being run by the NCA is part of Operation Stovewood, which is the largest law enforcement investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation in the UK. So far 1500 potential victims have been identified.

The NCA have said that all the individuals who are being investigated are aged between 29 and 53 years of age and are from Maidstone, Leeds, Dewsbury, Rotherham and Sheffield. The offences which are being investigated are child abuse offences and exploitation offences on 13 victims aged between 11 and 26 years old when the offences are alleged to have taken place. The offences are alleged to have been committed between the period of 1997 and 2015.

 

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