FIVE men have been held over historic child sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham.
The men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rape and have been taken to a police station in South Yorkshire where they will be interviewed by National Crime Agency investigators.
The arrests were carried out as part of Operation Stovewood, an independent investigation into child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997-2013.
All five were arrested at separate addresses in Rotherham.
Five men arrested in child sex abuse probe
NATIONAL Crime Agency officers have arrested five men in Rotherham over suspected child sex abuse offences.
Five arrested in probe into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham
Five men have been arrested in Rotherham as part of a probe into child sexual exploitation in the town.
The men, who were all arrested at separate addresses, were arrested by National Crime Agency officers as part of Operation Stovewood – an independent probe into child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.