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Seven people have been arrested as part of the National Crime Agency's Operation Stovewood.
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of indecently assaulting a young girl in Rotherham.
The arrests were made as part of the National Crime Agency's (NCA) investigation into historical child sexual exploitation and abuse.
The suspects were detained in Rotherham on suspicion of indecent assaulting a girl aged under 16.
A total of seven people have now been arrested as part of the NCA's Operation Stovewood.
The operation was launched at the request of South Yorkshire Police.
Its aim is to investigate non-familial sexual abuse in Rotherham, between 1997 and 2013, after a report found at least 1,400 girls were abused in the town during that period.
Michael Malin, 78, of Ampthill Road, Bedford, was found guilty of nine counts of sexual offences committed against children under the age of 16 at Luton Crown Court.
Over a period of five years Malin sexually abused two boys – with the abuse starting when the victims were aged just 11 and 12.
Malin gave the victims money and forced them to carry out sexual acts in return.