Nine men have been arrested in a second sexual grooming inquiry in Rochdale, Greater Manchester Police have said. All the men are aged between 24 and 38 and have been questioned on suspicion of sexual activity with a child.
These arrests are the result of an inquiry into the sexual exploitation of a teenage girl that began in 2005.
The men have been bailed pending further inquiries.
This inquiry follows the conviction of nine men from Rochdale and Oldham who were jailed for running a child sexual exploitation ring and who had targeted vulnerable girls as young as 13. During this trial, five girls gave evidence, but police believe there may have been up to 47 victims.