Detectives investigating offences committed by Joseph McCann have made six arrests.
A number of addresses across England were raided in connection to the case and all were arrested on suspicion of assisting alleged serial rapist Joseph McCann.
McCann was charged with 21 offences on May 8 after a nationwide manhunt was underway after three women were abducted and raped over a few days in April.
The six individuals who were arrested remain in police custody.
- A 27-year-old man, was arrested at an address in Watford.
- A 34-year-old man was arrested an address in Cheshunt. He was also arrested for possession of firearms (stun gun and CS spray).
- A woman, aged 64, and a man, aged 66, were arrested in Aylesbury.
- A 32-year-old woman, and a man, aged 30, were arrested in Birmingham.
On Wednesday, May 8, McCann was charged with the following:
Watford: One count of kidnap and one count of rape.
London: Two counts of kidnap; four counts of rape, one count of false imprisonment, two counts of causing a female 13 or over to engage in a non-penetrative sexual activity and one count of assaulting a female 13 and over by penetration with a part of body/a thing.
On Thursday, May 9 he was further charged as follows:
Lancashire: One count of false imprisonment, one count of assault, the rape of a woman 16 years of age and over, assault of a female 13 and over by penetration with part of body/a thing, rape of a boy under 13 and one count of inciting a boy under 13 to engage in sexual activity.
Manchester: One count of kidnap, rape a woman 16 years of age or over and non-penetrative sexual activity with a girl 13 –15.
He is still awaiting trial.