Hundreds of suspects being investigated over South Yorkshire child abuse

Lee Crutchley, jailed for 15 years for child abuse last month

Lee Crutchley, jailed for 15 years for child abuse last month

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Hundreds of people in South Yorkshire are currently under investigation for suspected involvement in child sexual exploitation, it has emerged.

Police have refused to say precisely how many suspects are being investigated - but have revealed the force currently has 173 ‘live’ investigations.

Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin.
Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin.

The number includes 32 probes in Rotherham, relating both to historic and current cases.

 

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