Tipperary arrests in child sexual abuse inquiry - Garda questioning continues

Tipperary arrests in child sexual abuse inquiry - Garda questioning continues

Eleven people still being questioned following arrests/

 

Gardai are continuing to question eleven people arrested on Monday in an ongoing investigation into suspected child abuse.

The arrests were in Tipperary, Limerick and Kerry.

They are being held on suspicion of the sexual exploitation of children.

It followed a series of raids by detectives from several stations in Limerick city and county.

A total of six women and five men were arrested. They range in age from their 20s to their 70s.

It is understood the suspected abuse involved boys and girls ranging in age from newborn to pre-pubescent and was of an extremely serious nature.

All those detained are being questioned at various stations in the south and midwest.

They can be questioned for a total of 24 hours.

The operation was carried out in conjunction with the Limerick Divisional Protective Services Unit.

The unit has been overseeing this investigation for a number of months.

Gardaí say the inquiry is separate from others into suspected abuse of children online and that, at this point, there is no international dimension to their investigation.