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Operation Cross Country Finds 149 Victims

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    October 15, 2015
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A national effort last week recovered 149 children who were trapped in  sex trafficking…

The action last week focused on under-age victims of sex trafficking and concluded with the recovery of 149 children who had been exploited.  More than 150 pimps were arrested.  

The sting was part of the FBI’s Innocence Lost National Initiative and was carried out in partnership other law enforcement agencies.  To date, it was the largest effort nationally.  FBI Director James Comey:  “Our mission is to protect the American peopleespecially our childrenfrom harm. 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. We simply must continue to work with our partners to end the scourge of sex trafficking in our country.”

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