- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say three people in Oregon have been charged with sex trafficking during five days of undercover stings, and 20 people were cited for prostitution in an operation against child sex trafficking.

The action involved local and federal agencies and was part of the eighth national Operation Cross Country.

The FBI said Monday that in Oregon one underage person was “recovered” in the operation.

Those facing trafficking charges were arrested by Portland, Beaverton and Eugene police.

Those getting prostitution citations were offered counseling and services. The FBI said in a statement many of them had been subject to sex trafficking since their early teens.

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