Children Recovered In N.J. Sex-Trafficking Crackdown

The FBI has recovered children and busted at least two pimps in a statewide child-sex trafficking crackdown, according to authorities.

“Operation Cross Country,” a nationwide law enforcement action that took place last week and focused on underage victims of prostitution, has concluded with the recovery of 149 sexually exploited children and the arrests of more than 150 pimps and other individuals, according to the FBI.

FBI officials said in a release that agents in New Jersey recovered six underage victims of human trafficking and arrested two pimps in Newark, Atlantic City and elsewhere. Twenty-one adults allegedly participating in prostitution were arrested.

No specific information on the victims and suspects was provided.

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