He says they did not recover and juveniles, all the arrests were adults.
FBI agents recovered 105 sexually exploited children and arrested 150 pimps and other individuals. The sting was a three day nationwide enforcement.
The sweep took place in 76 cities and was carried out by the FBI in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
"Child prostitution remains a persistent threat to children across America," said Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division in a release on the FBI's website. "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."
Since its creation in 2003, the Innocence Lost National Initiative has resulted in the identification and recovery of more than 2,700 children who have been sexually exploited. Behind those numbers are the stories of real victims.
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:15 AM EST2013-12-12 13:15:31 GMT
It was a shock for some North Georgia parents in what's supposed to be the season of comfort and joy. Their pre-k is shutting down, at the end of the week. More
It was a shock for some North Georgia parents in what's supposed to be the season of comfort and joy. Their pre-k is shutting down, at the end of the week. So, in the midst of the holiday rush, they also have to find new schools for their children. More
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:53 PM EST2013-12-12 02:53:31 GMT
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For some students who catch the school bus in the Avondale community, their early mornings were filled with foul language, fights and junk food. That was until one couple decided to make a difference.More
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:27 PM EST2013-12-12 01:27:05 GMT
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