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FBI rescues more than 200 sex trafficking victims, 含む 84 子供達

FBI rescues more than 200 sex trafficking victims, 含む 84 子供達
‘As we did in this operation, the FBI and our partners will continue to find and arrest traffickers, identify and help victims, and raise awareness of the exploitation [の] our most vulnerable populations’

ザ・ FBI rescued more than 200 sex trafficking victims, 含む 84 子供達, in a nationwide sweep called Operation Cross Country.

Law enforcement across the United States took part and found 37 children that were actively missing, 及び 141 adult victims, according to the FBI.

The youngest victim rescued was just 11 年, say officials.

FBI長官 クリストファーレイ called sex trafficking “among the most heinous crimes” the agency encounters in a statement on the sweep.

「残念ながら, such crimes — against both adults and children — are far more common than most people realize,” said Mr Wray.

“As we did in this operation, the FBI and our partners will continue to find and arrest traffickers, identify and help victims, and raise awareness of the exploitation [の] our most vulnerable populations.”

より多い 200 状態, 地元, and federal partners, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, took part in 391 operations over a two-week period this month.

And it led to investigators identifying or arresting 85 people suspected of child sexual exploitation and human trafficking, 当局は言う.

“The Justice Department is committed to doing everything in our power to combat the insidious crimes of human trafficking that devastate survivors and their families,” said Attorney General メリック・ガーランド of the operation.

FBI Atlanta’s operation located 19 missing children alone and resulted in the arrest of four traffickers.

“The initiative really just takes a concentrated period of time where we’re just focused on the problem of child sex trafficking,” said FBI section chief Jose Perez, who oversees violent crime investigations.

“What we do is we sit down with our local partners and our task forces and identify certain areas where we know sex trafficking is prevalent, and we’ll dedicate resources and efforts to identify and remove victims from those areas.”