'Child sex trafficking' arrests

Thames Valley Police have arrested 12 men as part of an investigation into the exploitation of girls between the ages of 11 and 16. Officers say they have uncovered a organised gang who were running a business of selling young girls for sex.

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Human trafficking advisors praise raid

Members of the National Working Group for Sexually Exploiting Children and Young People praise Thames Valley Police.

Cases of child sexual exploitation are complex and difficult to investigate and it's hard to bring those who perpetuate the crimes to justice. We congratulate Thames Valley Police for their dedication to this issue and the operation they have developed and their zero tolerance approach to this crime.

As always our concerns lie with the young people who have been victims and we are very pleased to see a complete multi-agency team approach to assisting the recovery of the young people.

– Sheila Taylor, Director

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