Teen recovered in nationwide prostitution ring

August 9, 2013 in News, Statewide News

A 17-year-old girl was one of the 105 children recovered in Operation Cross Country VII, a three-day enforcement action to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States, federal officials said.

In Jackson, one of the 76 cities included in this initiative, the FBI teamed with the Mississippi State Attorney General’s Office, Hinds County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson Police Department, Rankin County Sheriff’s Department, Pearl Police Department, Ridgeland Police Department, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. As a result of this cooperative effort between state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies, one child was recovered, and 10 pimps were arrested on July 29.