Sex trafficking bust saves 27 California minors
June 24, 2014
A nationwide crackdown on sex trafficking rescued 27 California minors from forced prostitution last week.
Federal agents working with local law enforcement officers conducted a week-long bust on sex traffickers. They arrested 281 pimps nationwide and 38 in California, according to an FBI news release.
The sex trafficking crackdown, known as Operation Cross Country, saved a total of 168 minors nationwide from work as prostitutes.
Agents rescued 10 minors from the Los Angeles area, nine from the Sacramento area, two from the San Diego area and six from the San Francisco area.
2014 marked the eighth year of Operation Cross Country. Law enforcement is working with the U.S. Administration for Children and Families and victim advocate organizations to resituate the minors rescued.