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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

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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To: DannyTN
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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To: TXnMA
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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To: NormsRevenge

21 posted on 10/27/2008 3:25:21 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: NormsRevenge

so much for the people who claim this kind of thing doesn’t happen in America (or anywhere else for that matter).


22 posted on 10/27/2008 3:28:46 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (Repentance is a contract with God for a second life - St. John Climacus)
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To: NormsRevenge
From what I have seen in Southeast Asia, any kind of forced prostitution and child prostitution (along with forcing children to beg on the street for a “pimp”), are high in my list of capital crimes. You will likely find that a lot of the children are from families where the only parent is a druggie or prostitute herself, where the kid has been kicked out because they are “too troublesome” and unwanted. Meth is the major “family disease” in Asia where they trade kids for dope. In America, the facts seem to be the same. Neighborhood that kill kids in drive bys produce child prostitutes as well. It makes me spiritually and physically ill.
23 posted on 10/27/2008 3:41:19 PM PDT by JimSEA (just another liberal-bashing fearmonger)
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To: NormsRevenge

Did they look in Barney Frank’s basement?


24 posted on 10/27/2008 4:10:44 PM PDT by 1ofmanyfree ((No jobs, licenses,mortgages,bank accounts or amnesty for any illegal alien criminals ! ))
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To: Owl_Eagle
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.

runaways or abandoned children - Tragically there are enough people who don't care if their kids come home at night.

25 posted on 10/27/2008 4:23:08 PM PDT by Sci Fi Guy (Brian De Palma hates America)
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To: DannyTN

Are you seriously asking the question?


26 posted on 10/27/2008 4:42:43 PM PDT by B4Ranch (I'd rather have a VP that can gut a Moose, than a President that wants to gut our Second Amendment!)
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To: DannyTN

San Francisco is trying to legalize it.


27 posted on 10/27/2008 4:43:23 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Owl_Eagle

There are thousands of runaways that end up in this situation . 47 is a horrible number but that many could probably easily be found any night in a major city . Probably a lot more .


28 posted on 10/27/2008 4:54:49 PM PDT by Deetes (N0BAMA)
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To: NormsRevenge

600 Adults, how many feet of rope does that translate into?


29 posted on 10/27/2008 5:01:57 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: bperiwinkle7
....prolly all democrats.....

Well then ACORN will surely send word to one of their help agencies (since they are a conduit) to make sure these newly arrested cast their votes. Maybe they even got them registered, too.

30 posted on 10/27/2008 5:24:11 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Robin Hood is a legitimate hero, because he returned to the poor what lawfully belonged to them.)
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To: NormsRevenge
A total of 642 people were arrested.

Flush every one of them just like you would any other fecal matter.

31 posted on 10/27/2008 5:39:52 PM PDT by BILLNHILL MAKE ME ILL (Never forget our troops or what they are doing for us...)
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To: NormsRevenge
“Sex trafficking of children remains one of our most violent and unconscionable crimes in this country,” Pistole said.

Amen to that. Well done, FBI. And sadly, there's more work to be done...

32 posted on 10/27/2008 5:43:53 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Robin Hood is a legitimate hero, because he returned to the poor what lawfully belonged to them.)
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To: Cicero
600 fewer votes for Obama. Or will they let them all out on bail so they can vote?

Another reason "The One" has encouraged early voting. Ya caint vote from da jail!

33 posted on 10/27/2008 6:37:09 PM PDT by XHogPilot
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To: Yorlik803
the USA lost its soul somewhere along the way

I date that event as January 22, 1972 -- Roe vs. Wade

34 posted on 10/27/2008 6:58:57 PM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan. Pray the Rosary)
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To: MSSC6644

January 22,1973.


35 posted on 10/27/2008 7:04:57 PM PDT by exit82 (The only person that could get me to vote for John McCain is Sarah Palin -God bless her)
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To: NormsRevenge

I pray the youngsters will be able to live a decent life after this. God help them. And I pray that those who make them do this will spend the rest of their lives in jail.


36 posted on 10/27/2008 8:16:38 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: word_warrior_bob

Just shoot them. You can kill more in a smaller amount of time that way.


37 posted on 10/27/2008 8:19:09 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Only ten of 47 children were reported? I’d say you were right. So sad.


38 posted on 10/27/2008 8:23:02 PM PDT by stentorian conservative
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To: exit82

You’re correct. Thanks


39 posted on 10/27/2008 11:09:27 PM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan. Pray the Rosary)
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

40 posted on 11/01/2008 4:47:35 PM PDT by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: NormsRevenge

At a recent meeting for the Catholic Daughters, a nun told us that Vegas is a huge market for human trafficking and sex slaves. It was frightening to learn that there is a criminal underground here that operates within some of our finest hotels. This is happening all over the world. It is a huge problem. This is what the sexual revolution has brought us. People who think their every perverse whim should be satisfied.


41 posted on 11/02/2008 8:19:51 AM PST by Jvette
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