Civil Liberties

More than 100 Children Rescued in Sex-Trafficking Sweep

Largest in US history


Law enforcement authorities rescued 105 children and arrested 150 pimps and other people in the largest child sex-trafficking crackdown in U.S. history, the FBI said.

Authorities used social media websites and classified advertisements as they set up the sweep, according to Ron Hosko, an assistant director for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The three-day operation covered 76 cities and included 230 federal, state and local law enforcement groups, he said at a news conference today in Washington.