The FBI released the below information:
working with its state and local partners during two weeks in August,
identified and located 84 minor victims of child sex trafficking and child
sexual exploitation offenses and located 37 actively missing children during a
nationwide enforcement campaign, dubbed “Operation Cross Country.” The FBI-led
nationwide initiative focused on identifying and locating victims of sex
trafficking and investigating and arresting individuals and criminal
enterprises involved in both child sex trafficking and human trafficking.
In addition to the identification and location of adolescent victims, the FBI and its partners located 141 adult victims of human trafficking. Agents and investigators also identified or arrested 85 suspects with child sexual exploitation and human trafficking offenses. Those suspects identified will be subject to additional investigation for potential charges. The average age of victims located during this year’s Operation Cross Country was 15.5, while the youngest victim discovered was 11 years old.