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Feds Rescue Dozens of Teen Prostitutes Nationwide, Arrest Pimps

November 09, 2010  | 

A three-day federal crackdown on child prostitution across the country busted 99 pimps and led to the rescue of 69 teenage prostitutes in 30 states and the District of Columbia, the FBI announced.

The FBI said federal agents and local and state police rounded up more than 880 adults on charges related to the sexual exploitation of minors, human trafficking and prostitution activities.

The children and pimps were rounded up during a 72-hour nationwide sweep of 40 cities known as Operation Cross Country V, an annual crackdown targeting child prostitution as part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative, the FBI said.

More than 2,100 police and law enforcement officials were involved in the operation.

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