- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI in New Orleans says three juveniles have been rescued in Louisiana as part of a nationwide operation targeting child sex trafficking.

In Louisiana, in addition to the recovery of the three juveniles, “Operation Cross Country” resulted in the arrest of 16 pimps and 75 prostitutes.

A news release from the New Orleans FBI office said the operation included enforcement in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport and Monroe.

The FBI says that, nationwide, agents and local police in the last week rescued 168 victims of child sex trafficking.

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