Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

FBI: Nationwide child prostitution sweep leads to 104 arrests, 79 children rescued
CNN ^ | 6/26/12 | Carol Cratty

Posted on 06/26/2012 3:09:41 PM PDT by Libloather

FBI: Nationwide child prostitution sweep leads to 104 arrests, 79 children rescued
By Carol Cratty, CNN
June 26, 2012 -- Updated 1457 GMT (2257 HKT)

Washington (CNN) -- During a three-day law enforcement sweep targeting the problem of teenage prostitution, officers rescued 79 children and arrested 104 alleged pimps, the FBI announced Monday.

U.S. Midwest in crosshairs of child sex trafficking fight

Operation Cross Country 6 took place from Friday though Sunday with more than 2,500 state, local and federal officers working in 57 cities.

FBI Acting Executive Assistant Director Kevin Perkins said the children law enforcement freed from their handlers ranged from 13 to 17 years old with one girl saying she had gotten involved in prostitution when she was 11.

Feds break up child porn ring

"Many times the children that are taken in in these types of criminal activities are children that are dissaffected, they are from broken homes, they may be on the street themselves -- they are really looking for a meal, they are looking for shelter, they are looking for someone to take care of them, and that's really the first approach that's made," said Perkins.

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: child; children; fbi; prostitution
Allen said the best estimate is that at least 100,000 American kids get lured into prostitution every year.

Unreal.

1 posted on 06/26/2012 3:09:54 PM PDT by Libloather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Libloather
Occupy Oakland ain't gonna be happy about this.

Photobucket
2 posted on 06/26/2012 3:13:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Sounds like a capital offense to me.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 3:17:22 PM PDT by Bearshouse
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Anyone who exploits a child for sex should have their head placed high on a pike so that others would get the message.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 3:21:53 PM PDT by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

If sex is work, she may not be doing it right ...


5 posted on 06/26/2012 3:22:39 PM PDT by x
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
Allen said the best estimate is that at least 100,000 American kids get lured into prostitution every year.

I've heard this before but I do not believe that there are 100000+ kids lined up whoring in the streets or brothels.

to wit this was a fairly large operation - took place from Friday though Sunday with more than 2,500 state, local and federal officers working in 57 cities spanning many states.

So after 2,500 officers fanned out to 57 cites, they found 79 kids?

With that level of manpower they should be falling over them in droves - 79?

6 posted on 06/26/2012 3:22:55 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Use the Mann Act & the Lindburg Act on the Perps.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 3:25:48 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: islander-11

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2896947/posts


8 posted on 06/26/2012 3:25:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: x

I know that’s an old joke, but considering the ages of the kids it was in very poor taste.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 3:29:05 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
Allen said the best estimate is that at least 100,000 American kids get lured into prostitution every year.

Unreal

If one child is lured into prostitution it's a big problem, but this smells like a bull-s**t statistic to me. 100,000 kids each year? Really? 44,000 people graduate from American law school each year. So if this stat were true, you'd be more than twice as likely to run into a current or former child prostitute than a JD.

Uh.... sure. Color me skeptical.

10 posted on 06/26/2012 3:30:55 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ken in texas
Sorry. I saw the picture and posted.

Didn't realize the topic was child abuse (though the word "minor" on the sign probably should have been a clue).

11 posted on 06/26/2012 3:33:26 PM PDT by x
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

How many of those aressted are democrats?


12 posted on 06/26/2012 3:37:34 PM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Is that a hole in her nylons/pantyhose at the right knee? Figures.


13 posted on 06/26/2012 4:13:38 PM PDT by QT3.14 (A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

The arrested pimps should get a mandatory death penalty when minors are involved. Yeah, I know it sounds a little harsh.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 4:18:11 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
100,000 American kids get lured into prostitution every year

Note that the report doesn't say they become full-time prostitutes. I've seen reports to the effect that approximately 90% of runaway teenage girls commit at least one act of prostitution.

As long as you start thinking of adding in those runaways - boys and girls - who give sex for food, shelter, or bus money, I can see how the 100,000 figure is realistic.

15 posted on 06/26/2012 4:19:41 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Scoutmaster
From a story on sex trafficking in Atlanta, which has been presented as the hub of sex trafficking in the U.S. for the last decade or so:

"An estimated 1.6 million children run away from home each year in the United States. The average time it takes before a trafficker or a solicitor approaches a runaway is only 48 hours."

16 posted on 06/26/2012 4:23:36 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: bill1952

“I’ve heard this before but I do not believe that there are 100000+ kids lined up whoring in the streets or brothels.”

If you count 16 and 17 year old kids, that’s probably low.


17 posted on 06/26/2012 4:45:54 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: stockpirate

“How many of those arrested are democrats?”

Probably the vast majority.
This is clearly another right-wing attempt at voter suppression.


18 posted on 06/26/2012 6:54:07 PM PDT by Jake8898
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ken in texas; x

Concur...


19 posted on 06/26/2012 6:55:50 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: QT3.14

Thought it was probably a smashed-up kneecap — and a scarf hiding an Adam’s Apple...


20 posted on 06/26/2012 7:00:13 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Scoutmaster
100,000 (across the country) sounds pretty believable to me.

And I know you're not saying that "it doesn't count" (?) if a 12 yr old "only does it once or twice". Are you?

21 posted on 06/26/2012 7:02:54 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: workerbee
And I know you're not saying that "it doesn't count" (?) if a 12 yr old "only does it once or twice". Are you?

No. I was responding to those saying "100,000 isn't believable." I was trying to point out that 100,000 doesn't mean that 100,000 teens set up in brothels or walked the street each year.

Those kids who did it once for a thrill (or a $500 purse) and those runaways who did it once or twice are among the 100,000. It counts.

22 posted on 06/27/2012 9:07:00 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson