FBI raids rescue 105 kids; 3 alleged pimps arrested in Louisville

FBI raids rescue 105 kids; 3 alleged pimps arrested in Louisville

FBI raids rescue 105 kids; 3 alleged pimps arrested in Louisville

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by Associated Press / WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 29 at 1:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI says it has rescued 105 children who were forced into prostitution in the United States and arrested 150 people it described as pimps and others in a series of raids in 76 American cities.
 
   The campaign, known as "Operation Cross Country," was the largest of its type and conducted under the FBI's "Innocence Lost" initiative. The assistant director of the FBI's criminal investigative division, Ron Hosko, said that child prostitution remains what he called a "persistent threat" to children across America.

Locally, the FBI announced that three alleged pimps were arrested in the Louisville area. No children were rescued here.
 
   The FBI said the campaign has resulted in rescuing 2,700 children since 2003.

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