149 Children Recovered in Nationwide Child Sex Trafficking Sting

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, working with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, recovered 149 sexually exploited children and arrested more than 150 pimps and other individuals last week, the bureau said Tuesday.

The sting—dubbed Operation Cross Country—was the ninth and “largest” nationwide law enforcement action conducted by the FBI to combat child sex trafficking, the bureau said. The number of children recovered, 149, was down slightly from last year's tally, 168.
 
"Our mission is to protect the American people—especially our children—from harm," said FBI Director James Comey in a statement. "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." To read more on this story by Taylor Wofford CLICK HERE.
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