FBI San Francisco
San Francisco Media Office
October 18, 2016

FBI, Partners Complete Operation Cross Country X

The San Francisco Division of the FBI worked with multiple partner agencies and victim support and service providers to conduct operations in support Operation Cross Country X, an international effort focused on ending child sex trafficking. The operation took place from October 11 to 15, 2016.

Operation Cross Country X led to the successful recovery of six juveniles (the youngest was 13 years old), all of whom are receiving services from agencies dedicated to assisting trafficking victims. Additionally, the adult women involved in prostitution who were contacted during the operation were also offered victim and support services.

“The success of Operation Cross Country is a direct result of cooperation among our partner agencies and NGOs,” said Assistant Special Agent in Charge Bertram Fairries. “Although there is still work to do, the progress made during the operation is a step forward in making our community safe and getting victims of trafficking the help they need in order to rebuild their lives.”

In the Bay Area, Operation Cross Country X spanned six counties, including San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, Santa Clara, and Sonoma.

The following are statistics recorded as a result of Operation Cross Country X:

  • Juveniles recovered: six
  • Pimps/associates arrested or cited: 14
  • Adult women contacted/arrested/cited for prostitution: 135
  • Adult men (“tricks” or “Johns”) arrested or cited: 79
  • Adult victims recovered: three
  • Adult men arrested for solicitation of a minor for lewd purposes: four
  • Search warrants executed: two
  • Adult men contacted (cyber patrol): 63 [In addition to traditional “sting” operations, agencies also conduct “cyber patrols,” in which potential sex buyers (“tricks” or “Johns”) are contacted by law enforcement and advised of the harm caused by engaging in prostitution.]
  • Other arrests: three (assault, DUI, auto theft)
  • More than $10,000 in cash and 11 guns seized, and one stolen vehicle recovered.

FBI San Francisco Division worked with the following agencies throughout Operation Cross Country X:

  • Hayward Police Department
  • Piedmont Police Department
  • Alameda County Probation
  • Alameda Police Department
  • Alameda County DA’s Office
  • Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
  • Milpitas Police Department
  • Campbell Police Department
  • Morgan Hill Police Department
  • San Mateo Police Department
  • Redwood City Police Department
  • Belmont Police Department
  • San Mateo County Juvenile Probation
  • Santa Clara County. Juvenile Probation
  • San Jose Police Departmentoperation
  • San Francisco Police Department
  • Department of State
  • Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
  • San Francisco DA’s Office
  • Oakland Police Department
  • Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
  • Santa Rosa Police Department
  • Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office
  • Santa Rosa County DA’s Office
  • San Rafael Police Department
  • Marin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Central Marin Police Authority
  • Concord Police Department

NGOs and Service Providers: