Memphis Arrests Made In FBI Child Prostitution Crackdown

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(Washington, D.C.) The FBI announced today 150 arrests have been made in Operation Cross Country, and 105 children have been rescued nationwide.

Three children from Memphis were found and two pimps from Memphis arrested.

The ages of the children involved ranged from 13 to 17.

The operation included enforcement actions in 76 cities across 47 FBI divisions nationwide and led to the recovery of 105 children who were being victimized through prostitution. Additionally, 150 pimps were arrested on state and federal charges.

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.

“Child prostitution remains a persistent threat to children across America,” said Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. “This operation serves as a reminder that these abhorrent crimes can happen anywhere, and the FBI remains committed to stopping this cycle of victimization and holding the criminals who profit from this exploitation accountable.”

FBI Division

Juveniles Recovered

Pimps Arrested

Atlanta

2

8

Baltimore

0

3

Birmingham

3

2

Boston

3

0

Charlotte

1

3

Chicago

2

1

Cincinnati

0

2

Cleveland

1

1

Columbia

1

1

Dallas

1

1

Denver

9

6

Detroit

10

18

El Paso

0

2

Houston

3

0

Jackson

1

10

Jacksonville

0

1

Kansas City

1

1

Knoxville

0

7

Las Vegas

2

1

Los Angeles

2

3

Louisville

0

3

Memphis

3

2

Miami

0

4

Milwaukee

10

0

Minneapolis

1

4

Newark

0

5

New Haven

5

1

New Orleans

6

6

New York City

0

0

Oklahoma City

3

13

Omaha

0

1

Philadelphia

2

0

Phoenix

2

0

Pittsburgh

0

2

Portland

3

4

Sacramento

2

2

St. Louis

2

0

Salt Lake City

0

0

San Antonio

1

4

San Diego

5

6

San Francisco

12

17

Seattle

3

3

Springfield

0

2

Tampa

3

0

Washington, D.C.

0

0

Total

105

150

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