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More than 100 sex trafficking victims rescued across US amid busts, FBI says – ABC News

More than 100 child sex trafficking victims were rescued across the U.S. thanks to a month-long FBI operation, authorities said.

In a crackdown that involved more than 400 law enforcement agencies, federal authorities rescued and/or identified 103 minor victims as a part of an investigation that resulted in at least 67 arrests, the FBI announced Tuesday.

The July initiative, coined Operation Independence Day by authorities, resulted in 60 new federal investigations, according to the FBI. The most victims were recovered in sweeps in Las Vegas, Atlanta and Seattle.

The FBI has recovered or identified more than 6,600 child victims since 2003.

Source: More than 100 sex trafficking victims rescued across US amid busts, FBI says – ABC News

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