20 men arrested for child sexual exploitation offences

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    Police investigating non-recent allegations of child sex exploitation in Calderdale arrested 20 men as part of a pre-planned operation.

    The men, aged 28 to 43 were arrested, and a number of addresses in Calderdale and two in Kirklees searched, following a three-day policing operation last week. All 20 have been interviewed and released – two on police bail and 18 under investigation pending further enquiries.

    The investigation centres on allegations made by one woman of sexual abuse committed against her as a child, predominantly in the Halifax area between 2006 and 2009.

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