Inside the FBI operation to rescue kids from sex trafficking

The FBI is cracking down on what it calls a national epidemic of kids caught up in sex trafficking. FBI agents and local police have been carrying out a nationwide sweep since last week to rescue children involving FBI field offices from all 50 states. It's called Operation Cross Country - part of a national initiative called Innocence Lost. So far, 84 kids have been recovered and 120 alleged traffickers have been arrested this year. Among the areas being targeted is Baltimore, reports CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues.

Also: 1 San Diegan Recovered in National FBI Sex Trafficking Bust: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/1-San-Diegan-Recovered-in-National-FBI-Sex-Trafficking-Bust-451752163.html

Also: FBI, Baltimore Police Join Forces To Combat Sex Trafficking: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/10/19/fbi-baltimore-police-join-combat-sex-trafficking/

Also: Attorney General Applauds FBI's Massive Sex Trafficking Crackdown: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-applauds-fbis-massive-sex-trafficking-crackdown-0

Information Gateway Resource: Human Trafficking: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/trafficking/

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WVNS - October 19, 2017