Operation Cross Country 9 (Raw Footage)

Raw video footage from Cross Country operations in Alexandria, Virginia and Jackson, Mississippi. Operation Cross Country is a week-long, FBI-led enforcement action to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States.

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Crystal Nosal, public information officer, Alexandria (Virginia) Police Department: The Alexandria Police Department is assisting the FBI with Operation Cross Country trying to locate and assist juveniles who are being used as prostitutes. Runaway juveniles are particularly vulnerable to being led into prostitution because they’ve run away from possibly a bad family situation and then get pulled into drugs or a gang lifestyle that leads into prostitution.

They will be interviewed by a detective that’s familiar with those types of cases to see exactly what brought them into that situation and how we can help.

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