“Operation Cross Country” FBI and local agencies find 200 sex trafficking victims

Operation Cross Country 13, an FBI-led nationwide law enforcement initiative, which included other federal agencies, state and local police, and social services agencies aiming to find and assist victims of human trafficking, particularly child victims. FBI

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Important Takeaways:

  • FBI finds 200 sex trafficking victims, 59 missing children in two-week sweep
  • The FBI found 200 sex trafficking victims and more than 125 suspects during a two-week child exploitation operation in July, federal officials said Tuesday.
  • During “Operation Cross County,” the FBI located 59 victims of child sex trafficking and child sexual exploitation and 59 missing children.
  • The FBI teamed with state and local agencies to identify or arrest 126 suspects of child sexual exploitation and human trafficking and 68 suspected traffickers.
  • “Sex traffickers exploit and endanger some of the most vulnerable members of our society and cause their victims unimaginable harm,” Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said in a statement. “This operation, which located 59 actively missing children, builds on the tremendous work the FBI has undertaken over many years to rescue minor victims and arrest those responsible for these unspeakable crimes.

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