FBI Child Trafficking Sting Catches 150 Alleged Pimps
A massive FBI sting put more than 150 individuals behind bars and rescued more than 100 children.By Katie Link | October 14, 2015
More than 150 alleged pimps are behind bars and 149 children were rescued after a nationwide child sex trafficking sting called Operation Cross Country. (Video via FBI)
The sting, which was carried out last week, focused on rescuing underage victims of prostitution. The operation spanned 135 cities with more than 500 law enforcement officers involved.
FBI Director James Comey said, "When kids are treated as a commodity in seedy hotels and on dark roadsides, we must rescue them from their nightmare and severely punish those responsible for that horror."