First Nations groups probably entered into the area across Bering Sea, through Alaska, millennia ago (exact dates unknown).
Two of the more prominent sites surviving from this time are the petroglyphs at Petroglyphs Provincial Park and Serpent Mounds.
The petroglyphs are located northeast of Peterborough and are believed to have been carved by the Algonquin people between 9 CE.
A police spokesman said that police had "made great efforts to safeguard these young people, win their confidence and explore what they told us" and noted that the "victim-led" investigation, a joint initiative by Cambridgeshire police and Peterborough city council, had "formally beg[u]n in early January 2013".
It drew lessons from the Rotherham and Rochdale child abuse cases, which had alerted police and council officials to the possibility that similar abuse was happening in the Peterborough area.
The Serpent Mounds are located near Keene, approximately 30 km southeast of Peterborough in Otonabee-South Monaghan township, in an area first inhabited sometime before 10 CE.
and stayed for a brief time near the present-day site of Bridgenorth, just north of Peterborough.The man whose activity prompted the police operation, Mohammed Khubaib, a 43-year-old restaurant-owner of Pakistani heritage, was described during his trial at the Old Bailey as having a "'persistent and almost predatory interest' in teenage girls".Khubaib also owned a lettings agency and took under-aged girls to flats under his control, where he and his friends would give them alcohol and play them sexually explicit music videos as part of the sexual grooming.The nine other men convicted to date as a result of Operation Erle are reported as Hassan Abdulla, 34, Mohammed Abbas, 30, Yasir Ali, 29, Muhammed Waqas, 24, Daaim Ashraf, 20, Zdeno Mirga, 19, Renato Balog, 19, Jan Kandrac, 18, and a 14-year-old youth who could not be named for legal reasons.Cambridgeshire Constabulary welcomed the convictions and praised the courage of the victims in giving evidence at the trials.heritage, were convicted as a result of Operation Erle, in which Cambridgeshire police investigated sex exploitation in the area following a complaint by a teenaged girl against Mohammed Khubaib, a restaurant-owner in Peterborough.