150 arrested in child prostitution crackdown

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Ronald Hosko, Assistant Director of the FBI's Criminal Investigation Division, holds a press conference on a major crackdown on child prostitution. The FBI announced Monday, July 29, 2013, that 150 arrests have been made in Operation Cross Country, and 105 children have been rescued nationwide.

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by Katie Hustad

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In a major crackdown on child prostitution, the FBI announced Monday that 150 arrests have been made in Operation Cross Country, and 105 children have been rescued nationwide.

The ages of the children involved ranged from 13 to 17, CNN's Joe Johns reported.
 
Authorities said the operation, which took investigators to race tracks and truck stops, also targeted the use of social media sites for child prostitution activity.
 
In Milwaukee, 10 children were rescued and 100 people were arrested throughout the state. We're told victims and pimps travel around the state, and don't always live where they they were arrested.
 
Overall, the roundup took place in 76 cities and involved 230 law enforcement units, according to authorities.

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