FBI 'saves 105 trafficked children in 76 US cities'

8:24 am
Tue July 30, 2013

FBI 'saves 105 trafficked children in 76 US cities'

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The FBI says it has rescued 105 children and arrested 150 pimps in 76 US cities over the weekend, in an operation against child prostitution. The largest numbers of children rescued were in San Francisco, Detroit, Milwaukee, Denver and New Orleans. FBI assistant director Ronald Hosko said the Operation Cross Country VII raids had been the agency's largest action against child exploitation.
The FBI has announced it has rescued 105 children across 76 US cities over the weekend, in an operation against child sex trafficking. Some 150 pimps were also arrested in the raids, said the FBI, conducted as part of Operation Cross Country VII.