A GROUP of key players in the fight against child sex exploitation – formed after the conviction of the Oxford paedophile ring – will hold a summit today.
Policing and criminal justice minister Damian Green will address child protection experts and children’s and women’s charities including the NSPCC, Rape Crisis, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service at the Home Office.
A task force, led by the Home Office, was formed after seven men, including two sets of brothers, were found guilty of a catalogue of offences against girls including rape, trafficking and organising prostitution following Operation Bullfinch.
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A 26-YEAR-old man was arrested yesterday in connection with the Operation Bullfinch inquiry into child sexual exploitation.
The man, who is from Maidenhead was held on suspicion of rape, aiding and abetting rape and sexual assault.
The allegations relate to two victims, who were aged 15 and 17 at the time.
The 17-year-old girl was not part of the recent trial that saw seven men from Oxford jailed at the Old Bailey in London for a total of 95 years for operating a range of sexual offences.
Police also confirmed the 15-year-old is Girl 6 from the first trial.
Operation Bullfinch is the police investigation into a gang who raped, abused and prostituted girls in Oxford.
As of last night the 26-year-old man was in custody for questioning. Two other men are currently facing charges in relation to Bullfinch and five others are on police bail.