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105 children rescued in prostitution crackdown

Posted at 11:45 AM, Jul 29, 2013

By CNN Staff

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.

Overall, the roundup took place in 76 cities and involved 230 law enforcement units, according to authorities.

(Ed. Note: No Virginia cities were involved in this operation)

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