105 children 13-17 have recently been rescued in sextrafficking ring bust. This undercover operation is the biggest one to date! Check out the details below, and remember, pornography — especially “teen porn” — glorifies, legitimizes and promotes child prostitution, human trafficking and child sexual abuse, so if someone is against those horrific abuses then they must also be anti-porn!
[CNN] — In what it called its largest crackdown to date on child prostitution, the FBI announced Monday that a nationwide operation over the weekend resulted in 150 arrests, with 105 children rescued.
Authorities said the operation, which took investigators to race tracks and truck stops, also targeted the use of social media sites for child prostitution activity.
Overall, the three-day undercover roundup Operation Cross Country took place in 76 cities and involved 230 law enforcement units, according to the FBI.
“Child prostitution remains a persistent threat to children across America,” said Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. “This operation serves as a reminder that these abhorrent crimes can happen anywhere and that the FBI remains committed to stopping this cycle of victimization and holding the criminals who profit from this exploitation accountable.”
He said at a news conference that a prime environment for child prostitution is major sporting events such as the Super Bowl, where authorities had “multiple recovery of children” in the past.
The operation was the largest sweep to date in the FBI’s Innocence Lost National Initiative, according to Hosko.
It included 28 searches with 129 seizures of cash, drugs, vehicles and firearms, he said, and those arrested face a variety of charges, including pimping.
The ages of children rescued in this, the seventh iteration of Operation Cross Country ranged from 13 to 17, Hosko said.
He credited the increased success of the latest operation in part to an expansion of the probe to websites such as backpage.com, which he called a forum “where pimps and exploiters gather.”
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