FBI sex trafficking sting saves 149 children, nabs 150

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October 15, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, VA – A nationwide FBI sting focused on combating sex trafficking involving children, resulted in the arrest of 150 pimps and other individuals, and the rescue of nearly as many sexually exploited children, according to FBI officials.

The youngest victim was 12-years-old, according to the FBI.

October 15, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, VA – A nationwide FBI sting focused on combating sex trafficking involving children, resulted in the arrest of 150 pimps and other individuals, and the rescue of nearly as many sexually exploited children, according to FBI officials.

The youngest victim was 12-years-old, according to the FBI.

The arrests were the result of Operation Cross Country IX, a nationwide law enforcement action that took place last week, officials said on Tuesday. The operation is the result of a collaboration between the FBI, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and state and local law enforcement partners across the country.

"When kids are treated as a commodity in seedy hotels and on dark roadsides, we must rescue them from their nightmare and severely punish those responsible for that horror," FBI Director James Comey said in a news release.

Operation Cross Country is part of the Innocence Lost program, which started in 2003, and has resulted in the conviction of more than 2,000 pimps and others, and the recovery of 4,800 sexually-exploited children, according to the FBI.


Courtesy: USA Today

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