Police investigating allegations of child sex exploitation in Calderdale, dating back around 10 years, have arrested 20 men as part of a pre-planned operation.
The men aged 28 – 43 were arrested, and a number of addresses in Calderdale and two in Kirklees searched, following a three day policing operation.
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 child predominantly in the Halifax area between 2006 and 2009.
Detective Inspector Allan Raw, of Calderdale District Safeguarding, said the investigation formed part of West Yorkshire Police’s commitment to the investigation of both current and non-recent sexual offences against children.