It’s nice to know that some of the sick and depraved of our society are behind bars. The most deplorable crime imaginable, selling kids for sex, has brought down 884 that were involved in the prostitution of children throughout the country. The federal sting that went on for three days and ended Sunday, is called Operation Cross Country V and resulted in the apprehension of 884 people associated with the ring, including 99 pimps.
The federal authorities were in partnership with the Innocence Lost National Initiative, according to CNN. The majority of the pimps arrested were in Detroit and the largest number of children recovered were in Seattle, Washington. The FBI said the rings specifically targeted African American and Somalian girls.
A part of the startling report from CNN stated, “In Tennessee, federal authorities said the gangs transported the minor girls from Minneapolis, Minnesota, which has a large Somali immigrant community, to Nashville, Tennessee, for prostitution over a 10-year period. Some of the girls were 13 years old or younger.”
Read the full report here on this horrifying underground crime that is consuming our children annually at an alarming rate.