Dozens of sex traffickers across the country have been arrested as a result of a month-long operation led by the FBI. The investigation has also led to the identification and recovery of more than 100 juveniles.
Called “Operation Independence Day,” the probe was conducted by more than 400 law enforcement agencies working with the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Forces in the bureau’s 56 field offices.
FBI agents worked closely with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to identify young runaways, missing kids, and juveniles who may have been subjected to human trafficking.
The bureau reports 103 juveniles were identified or recovered and 67 alleged traffickers were arrested. The sweep also resulted in 60 new federal investigations.