A Corby man has been charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl.
Steven Kightley, 42, of Stamford Walk, Corby, has been bailed to appear at Kettering Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, April 22.
Det Insp Richard Tompkins from the force’s Child Sexual Exploitation team said: “This was a prolonged investigation carried out by a specialist team of officers.
“Tackling child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a priority for Northamptonshire Police.
“CSE is often hidden from view and going unnoticed.
“Vulnerable young girls and boys are groomed and then abused, leaving them traumatised and scarred for life.
“Any young person regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity and sexuality can be at risk of being sexually exploited.”