Yeovil sexual exploitation investigation: Three charged
Two men and a woman have been charged as part of an investigation into the sexual exploitation of girls and young women in the Yeovil area.
It follows raids on businesses and residential properties on Wednesday in which six people were arrested.
A police spokesman said the arrests were made on suspicion of rape and trafficking offences.
Three other men, aged, 70, 63 and 28, have been released on bail until January.
Those charged are:
- Luke Fuller, aged 24, of Kingston, Yeovil, is charged with one count of rape and one count of trafficking persons within the UK for sexual exploitation.
- Jon Smillie, 27, of Hathermead Gardens, Yeovil, is charged with trafficking persons within the UK for sexual exploitation, one count of rape of a girl under 13 and one count of controlling a child aged 13-17 involved in prostitution or pornography.
- Eleanor Dollery, 20, of Preston Road, Yeovil, is charged with conspiracy to rape a woman aged 16 or over and trafficking persons within the UK for sexual exploitation.
All three appeared before South Somerset Magistrates' Court earlier and were remanded in custody.
It follows a police investigation that started in August.