Parents can breathe a sigh of relief. The FBI has made a remarkable and historical rescue of teens ages 13 to 17, mostly girls, from sex trafficking. The nationwide sweep has saved the lives of at least 105 of our precious youth from the filthy hands and beds of pimps and johns. Since the FBI launched the Innocence Lost National Initiative, more than 2,000 children have been rescued from sexual exploitation and forced prostitution and 1,000 adults have been convicted of endangering and exploiting children.
Since Friday, July 26, Operation Cross Country 6 was carried out for 72 hours. Over 2,500 state, local and federal agents in 76 cities – including Atlantic City, NJ, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Detroit – participated in the nationwide bust and undercover operation.
Child sex trafficking remains “one of the most prevalent, violent and unconscionable crimes in our country,” offers Ronald Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s criminal division during a press conference on Monday, July 29. “The victims cut across racial lines,” he said, and span all socioeconomic levels and demographics.
Check out the video on the next page. A john is caught with his pants down and a pimp/prostitute is caught with drugs and cash.