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FBI: 149 victims, including 1 local child rescued in nationwide sex trafficking bust

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FBI agents rescued 149 children, including one from Cincinnati, in a nationwide sex trafficking bust, according to the FBI. 

"Operation Cross Country" was a nationwide law enforcement action that took place this past week, focusing on underage victims of prostitution. The national sting arrested more than 150 pimps, the FBI announced.

“Our mission is to protect the American people—especially our children—from harm,” said FBI Director James Comey.” When kids are treated as a commodity in seedy hotels and on dark roadsides, we must rescue them from their nightmare and severely punish those responsible for that horror."

The FBI Cincinnati division has not released anymore details at this time.

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