RAF Mildenhall serviceman arrested in Staffordshire on suspicion of attempting to groom a young girl
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A serviceman from RAF Mildenhall has been arrested in Staffordshire on suspicion of attempting to groom a 12-year-old girl.
A spokesman for the United States Air Force base confirmed an airman assigned to it was “taken into custody” on Friday.
He added: “Jurisdiction has since been transferred to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
“We continue to work in close coordination with our host nation counterparts to ensure the safety and well-being of our Airmen and the community.
“No further details are available at this time due to an on-going investigation.”
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Det Insp Toby Fawcett-Greaves of Derbyshire police said: “On Friday, August 18 we arrested a 30-year-old man in the Bretby area of Burton on Trent, after allegations that he was attempting to meet a 12-year-old girl following grooming.
“The arrest was made on Ashby Road at around 7.35pm. Our investigation is continuing.”
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The airman has been released under investigation.