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168 Juveniles Recovered in Nationwide Operation Targeting Commercial Child Sex Trafficking

FBI St. Louis June 23, 2014
  • Rebecca Wu (314) 589-2671

The largest and most successful Operation Cross Country to date recovered a total of 168 juvenile victims from commercial sex trafficking.

The following summarizes local results:

  • FBI St. Louis (which covers eastern Missouri): one child victims recovered; one pimp arrested
  • FBI Springfield (which covers southern and central Illinois): two child victims recovered; one pimp arrested

The FBI Child Exploitation Task Force consists of the following 13 agencies:

  • FBI St. Louis
  • Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Hazelwood Police Department
  • Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
  • Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children
  • O’Fallon (Missouri) Police Department
  • St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department
  • St. Charles Police Department
  • St. Louis County Police Department
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
  • St. Peters Police Department
  • Webster Groves Police Department
  • Wentzville Police Department

Resources:

- National press release
- Related FBI.gov story