Nine people have been arrested, after police were called to an address in Hartlepool this morning.
The road was closed around Wynyard Mews, while armed officers searched a property.
Seven men and two women were arrested on suspicion of affray.
The road has now been re-opened.
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Robert Hodgson, from Stanley, County Durham, committed the offences on the girls, aged as young as five or six, up to the age of 13.