NATIONAL Crime Agency officers have this morning arrested a Rotherham man in connection with child sexual exploitation.
The man, who has not yet been named, is suspected of rape, indecent assault and administering drugs to obtain or facilitate intercourse.
All of the offences relate to a girl aged under 16.
Fifteenth arrest in Rotherham child sex abuse inquiry
A man has been arrested in Rotherham as part of the National Crime Agency’s investigation into child sex abuse in the town, bringing the total to 15.
The NCA, described as the British equivalent of the FBI, said the man was taken to a police station in South Yorkshire, where he will be interviewed by the agency’s officers.
He was detained in connection with Operation Stovewood, an independent investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997-2013.
Man arrested over rape and drugging of teenage girl in Rotherham
A man has been arrested today over the rape and indecent assault of a girl he is accused of drugging before abusing
He was arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency as part of an independent probe into child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.
The NCA said the suspect has been taken to a police station in Rotherham for questioning.
He was arrested on suspicion of rape, indecent assault and administering drugs to obtain or facilitate intercourse.