US - 168 Children Rescued from Prostitution in sex trafficking bust

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  1. hopingicanhelp

    hopingicanhelp Active Member

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    "These are America's children."

    FYI... they are being sent to Juvenile Detention for rehabilitation. Perhaps that's best considering that some of them are "in love with their pimps" and some of them see this life as better than the one they had before -- I just hope it doesn't result in a juvenile record as a result.

    Now when will they find a way to arrest the "consumer"?

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  3. Softail

    Softail New Member

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    FBI rescues 3 Austin kids from sex ring

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s called Operation Cross Country VIII. In 106 cities, including San Antonio and Austin, the FBI along with several local, state and federal law enforcement partners targeted child sex trafficking throughout the United States. Agents say the three day operation rescued 167 children. Three were from Austin.

    “We don’t want to release the ages but we will say they are all under the age of 17,” FBI agent Daniel Powers said.

    Three pimps were also arrested, and agents say two of them are from Austin.

    Investigators say most of the victims were girls, but there were also some boys rescued. Some of the arrests occurred because of tips from suspicious travelers.


    http://kxan.com/2014/06/23/3-children-rescued-from-prostitution-in-austin-raid/
     
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    Softail New Member

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    FBI operation into sex trafficking rescues 18 Colorado children

    Eighteen children were rescued and 11 pimps were arrested in Colorado as part of a nationwide, week-long crackdown on commercial child sex trafficking, the FBI reported Monday.

    Nationally, 168 children were recovered and 281 pimps arrested, the FBI said.

    Two accused pimps were arrested by Aurora police, who were searching for a 16-year-old runaway girl with a history of mental disorders, according to arrest documents filed at the Arapahoe County Courthouse.


    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_26017771/fbi-operation-into-sex-trafficking-rescues-18-denver
     
  5. Sunshine95

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    This is great! But doing my math :) then there are 164 rescued kids NOT from Austin and only one pimp arrested not from Austin? I was hoping there would be a whole lot more pimps arrested during this. But nothing is perfect, so this glass is more than half full! It can be a tough road to recovery, I wish the kids all the strength and love the will need! Maybe some of our missing will be solved with this!

    Editing after seeing the new posts to say Thanks! And that I am so glad a whole lot of pimps were arrested!!!
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.newser.com/story/188896/kids-not-reported-missing-rescued-in-fbi-bust.html

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    FBI operation rescues 18 children in Denver metro from sex trafficking; 11 alleged pimps arrested

    38 California arrests in child-trafficking sweep
     
  7. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    I am wondering about Kyron and other children we have been searching for!!! My mind went blank, little girl taken from home in Texas???
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Ali Lowitzer?
     
  9. sloane7777

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    Sadly I suspect most of these kids were never reported missing , Kids like Ali are a bit more strong willed , with the home life to back it up, so many parents either cant deal with their teens and even younger children nowdays from lack of coping skills themselves. I wouldnt be surprised if 5 out of 168 were actually a "missing child" as for the babies Im betting the moms knew :(
     
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    Reality Orlando Verified Aquaculturalist

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    "FLORIDA — FBI officials said they've recovered almost 200 children who were being victimized through prostitution, and WFTV found out at least eight of those children are from Florida.
    The nationwide sex trafficking bust is known as Operation Cross Country.
    Many of the women involved in the nationwide prostitution sweep were never even reported missing. Authorities said many of them were children who grew up in broken families and were trying to find a way to fit in and survive.
    "The youngest, I want to say I've seen is 13," an undercover officer told WFTV.
    Operation Cross Country reportedly put 281 alleged pimps behind bars and rescued 168 child prostitutes in more than 100 cities from Florida to California."

    http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/fbi-281-pimps-arrested-168-child-prostitutes-recov/ngRPp/
     
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    Fairfield, Fresno and Sacramento

    http://www.sacbee.com/2014/06/23/6506392/fbi-recovers-9-child-sex-trafficking.html

    I am so happy for any victims recovered and it's nice to hear they are targeting the 'escort' services online. However, the Sacramento area is really a hotspot and I'm concerned they only found 9 in this whole large area... Fresno is nearly 3 hours from Sacramento.


    Let's hope there is more!
     
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    A different view ...


    http://www.sacbee.com/2014/06/23/6506392/fbi-recovers-9-child-sex-trafficking.html
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2024194141_apxmissingchildrensextrafficking.html

     

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