The Daily Outrage: Task force rescues 52 child prostitutes

WHAT: FBI officials announced that raids across 36 U.S. cities in three days rescued 52 children forced into prostitution, the youngest just 10 years old. Sixty accused pimps and 691 other suspects were arrested. The sweep involved 1,599 local, state and federal law enforcement officers, prosecutors and social service providers representing 112 separate agencies.

HOW IT WORKS: Investigations typically start with coordinated local targeting of places where minors are likely to be sold for sex — including truck stops, casinos, public streets and Web sites. Initial arrests are made for violations of local and state laws. Information from those arrested then uncovers organized prostitution rings operating in many states.

WHAT’S BEING DONE: Nearly 900 children have been rescued since the Innocence Lost National Initiative began in 2003. The FBI-led raids have led to 510 convictions and the seizure of assets worth more than $3.1 million.
 

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