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Rotherham man arrested on historical child sex offences

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Image caption A twelfth man has been arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse in Rotherham as part of Operation Clover

A man has been arrested on suspicion of historical child sexual exploitation (CSE) offences in Rotherham.

The 32-year-old is being questioned over allegations involving two girls under 16-years-old between 1990 and 2003.

He is the twelfth man to be arrested by South Yorkshire Police as part of Operation Clover.

It is one of a number of investigations into CSE being conducted by the force and the National Crime Agency.

They were launched in response to a report by Dr Alexis Jay in 2014, which said up to 1,400 girls were abused in the town by gangs of predominantly Pakistani men between 1997 and 2013.

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