This was announced on Monday by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). “identification or arrest” of 85 suspected of child sexual exploitation and human trafficking the operation also found 84 underage victims and 141 other adults.
According to their statement, the device worked for two weeks this August with the cooperation of about 200 local, state and federal agents.
The average age of the victims identified during such operations is about 15.5 years, but in this case the youngest person was 11 years old.
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FBI deployment, baptized Cross Country Operation XIIfocused on identifying and locating victims of sex trafficking and arresting people and organizations involved in both child sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
Both crimes, according to FBI Director Christopher Wray, are “a lot more common than people think.”
The operation took place throughout the country and made it possible to find 37 minors who were missing.
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Michelle DeLaune, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, stressed in the note that children are sold and bought for sexual purposes by both traffickers and gangs, and even members of their own families.
This national operation, in his opinion, highlights the need for all professionals working in the children’s sector. “continue to pay attention to the well-being of children and young people in order to prevent them from being attacked in the first place”.
Tusi or pink cocaine, a hard drug used by a human trafficking ring.