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FBI: Child-prostitution roundup snares over 600 (47 children rescued)
ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/27/08 | Natasha T. Metzler - ap

Posted on 10/27/2008 3:01:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – More than 600 adults have been arrested and 47 children were rescued in a three-day roundup targeting people who force children into prostitution.

The FBI said the roundup by federal, state and local law enforcement took place in 29 cities, adding that the raids dismantled 12 large-scale prostitution operations run through call services, truck stops casinos and Web sites.

At a news conference announcing the results of Operation Cross Country II, FBI Deputy Director John Pistole said the arrests were made possible by intelligence gathered during a similar series of raids in June.

“Sex trafficking of children remains one of our most violent and unconscionable crimes in this country,” Pistole said.

The 47 rescued children ranged in age from 13 to 17. Of these, Pistole said, 10 had been reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

A total of 642 people were arrested. The FBI says they include 73 pimps and 518 adult prostitutes.

(Excerpt) Read more at signonsandiego.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: childprostitution; fbi; prostitution; roundup; sextrafficking
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1 posted on 10/27/2008 3:01:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

....prolly all democrats.....


2 posted on 10/27/2008 3:03:05 PM PDT by bperiwinkle7 ( In the beginning was the WORD................)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good. I hope the prosecutions go as well.


3 posted on 10/27/2008 3:03:29 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s a start. Now, if only judges will throw the book at them.


4 posted on 10/27/2008 3:04:15 PM PDT by itsthejourney (1 of every 10 people you pass in the mall is here illegally)
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To: NormsRevenge

47 children forced into prostitution?

How can that happen in America?


5 posted on 10/27/2008 3:04:40 PM PDT by DannyTN (`)
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To: DannyTN

Probably mostly 17 year olds. Just a guess. Just like the statistics including “children” killed by gun violence includes teenage gang bangers.


6 posted on 10/27/2008 3:07:09 PM PDT by JTHomes
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To: NormsRevenge
"The 47 rescued children ranged in age from 13 to 17. Of these, Pistole said, 10 had been reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. "

Ten families will get their children back! This is so great! And all the others are free! Thanks!

7 posted on 10/27/2008 3:07:09 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: NormsRevenge
It's sickening the length that some people will go just to get a "thrill". The fact that they see this as a thrill is just as sickening.

Prove their guilt, then throw the book at them.

8 posted on 10/27/2008 3:07:32 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (How much money has your 401K lost since the Democrats took Congress?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Learn more at:

http://www.sharedhope.org/


9 posted on 10/27/2008 3:09:34 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: NormsRevenge

Three cheers for our FBI. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.


10 posted on 10/27/2008 3:10:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (Baghdad Bob had an excuse - there was a boot on his neck. What's the MSM's excuse?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Any politicians in the bunch? And how many are members of the ACLU?


11 posted on 10/27/2008 3:10:56 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: DannyTN
47 children forced into prostitution?

How can that happen in America?

I'm having a hard time getting my head around that too. My guess is that a lot of them were foreigners who came over here as sex-slaves, with a few 16-17 y.o. runaways thrown in for good measure.

The idea that there's white vans circling around parks, snatching kids up when their parents look away for one moment, doesn't seem terribly realistic to me.

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

12 posted on 10/27/2008 3:11:29 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: NormsRevenge

These poor kids are going to need years of therapy to have a chance at a normal life. I hate these sub humans who perpetrate this monstrosity. I hope the perps all rot in prison as “Tiny’s” wife.


13 posted on 10/27/2008 3:11:52 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Lord please bless our nation with John McCain as president and Sarah Palin as Vice President! Amen.)
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How can it happen in America?
Because the USA lost its soul somewhere along the way. These children were treated as Property instead of human beings. The best part of their lives were taken from them.
The Punishment for this should be death. Breaking them on the wheel or something along these lines. Too bad we live in a civilize society.
14 posted on 10/27/2008 3:12:52 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (Running isnt a plan:Running is what you do when a plan fails.)
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To: NormsRevenge

You have to wonder what these Johns inflict on their normal female companions and children. I suspect many of those female companions and children suffer financially, but are none the less rescued when these guys are incarcerated.


15 posted on 10/27/2008 3:12:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Thanks for the link!


16 posted on 10/27/2008 3:13:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "You know, when you can't ask a question of your leaders anymore, that gets scary,")
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To: Owl_Eagle

Lots of runaways, probably. Still, those poor kids! 17 is awfully young anyway, and to be forced into prostitution... God have mercy on us.


17 posted on 10/27/2008 3:13:23 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Lord please bless our nation with John McCain as president and Sarah Palin as Vice President! Amen.)
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To: OneWingedShark
Good. I hope the prosecutions executions go as well.
18 posted on 10/27/2008 3:15:58 PM PDT by TXnMA (ICE: Deport illegal alien, Barack Hussein Obama (aka Barry Soetoro) back to his homeland - Kenya!)
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Good. I hope the prosecutions executions go as well. Indeed, but let's go one-step-at-a-time and not make the mistake of counting the heads in the basket before they go to the guillotine.
19 posted on 10/27/2008 3:18:43 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: NormsRevenge

600 fewer votes for Obama. Or will they let them all out on bail so they can vote?

In any case, nice to see the FBI doing something useful for a change.


20 posted on 10/27/2008 3:24:21 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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