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A group of men from Greater Manchester have been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of having sex with a child.
Police in Rochdale made two arrests last Friday bringing the total questioned to nine.
It is part of an investigation into alleged exploitation of a teenaged girl which dates back seven years. All the men are aged between 24 and 38. Greater Manchester Police say they are not connected to the nine men who were jailed for child sex offences last week.
Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk gives his reaction to the news nine men have been arrested in connection with a second sexual grooming inquiry in Rochdale.
Several men have been arrested in connection with a 2nd investigation into child exploitation. A 24 and a 26-year-old man were arrested on Friday on suspicion of sexual activity with a child. The arrest is a result of an inquiry into the sexual exploitation of a teenage girl by men since 2005.
In total nine men have been arrested aged between 24 and 38-years-old, on
suspicion of sexual activity with a child. They have been bailed pending
Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk has told Granada News that the recent court case involving nine men who were jailed for child grooming, is just the 'tip of the iceberg'. He has praised Greater Manchester Police for stepping up resources to investigate more potential cases of grooming in the town.
Several men have been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a teenage girl over a six year period. It follows the conviction of nine men from Rochdale and Oldham who were jailed for running a child sexual exploitation ring.
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Several men have been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a teenage girl over a six year period.