Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Man charged in Sheffield and Rotherham child abuse probe

A man has been charged as part of an inquiry into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Sheffield and Rotherham.

Christopher Whiteley, 21, of Weakland Crescent, Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, appeared before the city's magistrates' court charged with witness intimidation.

He was remanded in custody.

A number of people have been arrested on suspicion of committing CSE offences against underage girls between 2005 and 2009.

A 23-year-old man from the city was arrested on suspicion of kidnap, false imprisonment, rape and causing a child to be a prostitute. He was detained on Friday after handing himself in at a police station.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on Thursday at an address in Sheffield. He is accused of two counts of sexual assault and conspiracy to commit rape.

Both men have been released on bail.

Two men aged 23 and 28, who were arrested last month, remain on police bail in connection with the investigation.

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