Child Sex Trafficking Sting Rescues 84 Children & Puts 120 Pimps Behind Bars
via CBS Denver
Published on Oct 18, 2017
Operation Cross Country was conducted by the FBI.
A three-month-old baby and her five-year-old sister were among 84 sexually exploited juveniles rescued by the FBI during a nationwide sting. Some 120 child sex traffickers were arrested, with the agency releasing raw footage of the operation.
Coordinated operations also took place in Canada, the UK, Thailand, Cambodia, and the Philippines.
The 120 child sex traffickers were arrested across the country during four days of operations in hotels, casinos, and truck stops, as well as on street corners and internet websites. Half of the total arrests were made in Georgia.
Among the 84 underage victims recovered by FBI-led task forces were an infant and her five-year-old sister in Denver. A family friend allegedly made a deal with an undercover agent to sell the children for sex for $600.
The individual has been arrested and Child Protective Services contacted.