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149 Child Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued In Nationwide Sting

149 Child Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued In Nationwide Sting

The FBI and local authorities arrested 150 pimps and johns and rescued 149 sexually exploited children in a nationwide sweep last week, dubbed Operation Cross Country.

In the operation's ninth year, authorities netted more recoveries and arrests than in any previous enforcement year, the FBI reported Tuesday. The sting spanned more than 135 American cities, with about 500 agencies working together with the FBI and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to help save victims.

“Our mission is to protect the American people -- especially our children...

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