Monday, July 29, 2013

105 children lured into prostitution are rescued by FBI in biggest ever bust of its type in U.S. history

FBI agents went undercover and met girls in hotel rooms to identify victims of child sex trafficking
The FBI rescued 105 teenagers over the weekend who were forced into prostitution in the largest child sex trafficking sting in U.S. history, which encompassed 76 cities, the agency said Monday.

The youngest child rescued was 13 years old, the FBI said.

The raids resulted in the arrests of 150 'pimps' involved in the sexual exploitation of both adults and children, said Ronald Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s criminal investigative division.

The FBI said 60 percent of the children rescued were in foster care or group homes when they ran away.

'With no way to survive on their own they are lured into a life of being trafficked for sex,' Hosko said.  (more...)

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