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27 June 2013, 14:42 | Updated: 27 June 2013, 14:45
Thames Valley Police has arrested two teenagers in High Wycombe on suspicion of sexual activity with children.
Warrants were carried out a three properties earlier today (27/6). Officers have told Heart the arrests follow a lengthy investigation and they think there could be more victims.
A 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of three counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child.
A 15-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of rape of a child under the age of 13, six counts of inciting a child to have sex, three counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child and possession of indecent images of a child.
Wycombe Deputy Area Commander, Ch Insp Colin Seaton, said: “This is an unusual case and those who have been arrested are all from a group of young people in High Wycombe.
“I would like to reassure the community that we encourage anyone who is a victim of this type of offence, or anyone who knows anyone who is, to come forward and speak to us. We will treat every report with upmost professionalism and sensitivity.”
“I want to make it clear to these people and others, that anyone, from any section of the community will be arrested if we believe they have committed this type of offence.”
Det Sgt Sally Spencer, leading the investigation, said: “These arrests are part of a lengthy investigation and we believe that it is likely that there are more victims who have not yet spoken to the police and would like to encourage anyone who is a victim to come forward and speak to us.
“I can offer the reassurance that we have support networks in place and will deal with each case with respect and confidentiality.”