FBI Saves 105 Kids from Child Prostitution

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SPRINGFIELD- More than a hundred children saved from prostitution rings across the United States in a massive FBI sweep and more than 150 suspects have been arrested nationwide for selling kids for sex. And two of those arrests are out of the Springfield FBI office.

It's called "Operation Cross Country." Aided by local law enforcement agencies, the FBI swept 76 cities over 72 hours, making it the largest crackdown on child prostitution in history.

Investigators say a large part of their success is understanding the victims--who are children often from broken homes or runaways who may have been victims of sexual abuse. The teens range in age from 13 to 17 years in age.

There were no minors recovered out of the Springfield office but two arrests of pimps.

Their names have not yet been released.  

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