Thursday, October 30, 2008

Children Rescued From A Dozen Sex Trafficking Rings

From the Washington Post:

Federal authorities rescued 47 juveniles and arrested scores of pimps as part of a wide-scale effort to crack down on child prostitution and sex trafficking rings.

The sweep across more than two dozen cities over the weekend marks the latest in a series of efforts by the FBI and Justice Department, working in concert with state and local police departments in task forces dubbed Innocence Lost.

Ten of the children taken into protective custody appeared on a registry operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, including youths from Texas, Ohio, Michigan and California, FBI Deputy Director John S. Pistole said at a news conference yesterday.

This is a good beginning step, but it barely makes a dent into this widespread crime which too many allegedly law-abiding people ignore when they pay to sexually exploit children.

This focus also misses those who were trafficked as children but who weren't rescued before they turned 18.

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