Rotherham’s Operation Stovewood has questioned a man from Doncaster in connection to an investigation by the National Crime Agency.
A 35 year old man was detained on 29 September at an address in the Doncaster area and questioned on suspicion of engaging in sexual activity with a child.
The man has since been released, however he remains under investigation in connection to a 2009 Stovewood case for the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl.
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”.
Operation Stovewood is the NCA’s single largest law enforcement investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in the UK.
Since 2014, operation Stovewood has seen 20 sexual offenders convicted for their crimes, and has amassed a staff of around 200.
Officer Phillip Marshall said: “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.”
If you believe that you were a victim of child sexual abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013 or have information that might assist any other NCA Operation Stovewood investigations you can email; OpStovewoodIntel@nca.gov.uk, or; contact the NCA Control Centre on 0370 496 7622 and quote “Operation Stovewood” to speak with an officer.