FBI rescues child prostitutes

The FBI's decade-long Innocence Lost initiative has culminated in the rescue of thousands of child prostitutes, and their most recent sweep resulted in the arrest of 152 pimps. More than a hundred young people were recovered during the nationwide operation; they will not be charged with any crime, and will receive counseling and other services. The head of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, John Ryan, said the problem of child prostitution has intensified with the  ubiquity of the internet. The most recent operation, he says, demonstrated “just how many of America’s children are being sold for sex every day, many on the Internet.”

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August 1, 2013 11:57 AM