Related News: Teen prostitute rescued, 3 pimps arrested in Alabama as part of FBI nationwide sex-trafficking sweep

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A 17-year-old Alabama girl forced into prostitution was rescued and three pimps arrested during a week-long, nationwide sex-trafficking operation, the FBI announced Monday.

Also in North Alabama, which stretches from Birmingham to Huntsville, lawmen rescued a six-week old baby and identified 14 adult women, some of who had been forced into prostitution since they were juveniles.

“Sex trafficking of children is one of the most violent and unconscionable crimes committed in this country,” said Richard D. Schwein Jr., special agent in charge of the FBI’s Birmingham division. “There are few law enforcement missions more important than protecting our nation’s children.”

Operation Cross County VIII was carried out in 106 cities across 54 FBI field divisions. Lawmen recovered 168 children who were being victimized through prostitution, and arrested 281 pimps on state and federal charges.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Missing Huntsville teen rescued in human trafficking case

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A Huntsville teen reported missing in a kidnapping/human trafficking case has been rescued, according to authorities in Louisiana.

Investigators said the victim, whose identity is not being released, left Huntsville freely on Sept. 20 with the two suspects. Once they arrived in Beaumont, Texas, the suspects took the victim’s phone and gave her a “GO” phone.

According to the Lake Charles Police Department in Louisiana, a personal website advertising the teen as an escort was set up and she was told she would provide escort services for men. After one night in Beaumont, the victim and both suspects traveled to Lake Charles. Once there, the suspects established another website advertising the victim as an escort.

Source: WSFA

Related News: 18 rescued in child pornography raids, feds say

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Eighteen victims of child pornography were rescued during a nationwide sweep by federal law enforcement agencies, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Friday.

Source: CNN