WASHINGTON — The arrest of nearly 300 suspected pimps and the rescue of 168 children in a national bust of child sex-trafficking rings across the country has drawn attention to the problem of modern slavery.
“These are not children living in some faraway place, far from everyday life,” said FBI Director James Comey during a June 23 press conference in Washington. “These are our kids on our street corners, our truck stops, our motels. These are America’s children.”
“The lesson of Operation Cross Country is that our children are not for sale,” he stressed.
The crackdown on sex trafficking in 106 U.S. cities was labeled “Operation Cross Country VIII” and was part of an ongoing effort to...READ MORE