WASHINGTON - The FBI says it has rescued 105 children who were forced into prostitution in the United States and arrested 150 people described as pimps.
The campaign is called "Operation Cross Country" covering 76 American cities. The raid was the largest of its type and was conducted under the FBI's "Innocence Lost" initiative.
The assistant director of the FBI's criminal investigative division, Ron Hosko, said that child prostitution remains a "persistent threat" to children across America. The FBI said the campaign has resulted in rescuing 2,700 children since 2003.