DOJ says 10 children rescued from prostitution

During last year’s “Operation Cross Country” nationwide sweep, in which DCI also assisted, six children were rescued and nearly 60 individuals were arrested in Wisconsin. 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Justice says 10 children have been rescued and 100 suspects have been arrested in Wisconsin as part of a nationwide, child sex trafficking crackdown led by the FBI.

Nationally, the FBI says it has rescued 105 children who were forced into prostitution in the United States and arrested 150 people it described as pimps and others in a series of raids in 76 American cities.

The Wisconsin crackdown was done in and around Milwaukee, Madison, Wisconsin Dells and the Fox Valley. Fifteen agents from the Wisconsin DOJ and officers from 14 local law enforcement agencies participated in the three-day crackdown, known as "Operation Cross Country."

The FBI says the victims, almost all girls, range in age from 13 to 17.

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