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FBI Rescues 105 Teens From Prostitution

150 pimps, others arrested in 3-day operation
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2013 11:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – The FBI has completed "Operation Cross Country," and it was a campaign that truly lived up to its name: The bureau today announced that 105 children have been rescued from forced prostitution following the arrests of 150 people in 76 US cities. It's the biggest operation to date under the FBI's "Innocence Lost" umbrella, which has saved 2,700 children over the last decade, reports the AP. It's actually the seventh "Operation Cross Country" to occur, notes CBS News.

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CNN shares some more numbers: Those rescued were between the ages of 13 and 17, and 230 law enforcement units took part. Reuters reports that the three-day operation took agents and local police to racetracks, truck stops, motels, and casinos. (Read more Innocence Lost stories.)

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