A 35-year-old man has been arrested by officers from Operation Stovewood, the National Crime Agency’s investigation into child sexual abuse in Rotherham.
The man, who is from the town, was detained at an address in Doncaster this morning (29 September) and is now being questioned on suspicion of engaging in sexual activity with a child.
The investigation relates to the alleged abuse of a girl who was just 15 at the time, and is said to have taken place in 2009.
NCA senior investigating officer Philip Marshall said:
“Stovewood remains a unique and complex investigation, but our work continues. Our focus is on bringing offenders to justice and supporting the victims.
“I would re-iterate our appeal that if you believe that you were a victim of child sexual abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013 or have information that might assist our investigations, please speak to us. Working with our partners we will do all we can to support you, and all information will be treated in confidence.”
29 September 2022