• FBI Announces It Has Rescued 100+ Teenagers From Child Prostitution In Nationwide Operation Lasting
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[QUOTE]WASHINGTON — A nationwide campaign targeting child prostitution rescued 105 teenagers and swept some 150 alleged pimps off the streets of cities from Miami and Charlotte, N.C., to Sacramento and Fresno, Calif., FBI officials announced Monday. Ranging in age from 13 to 17, the juveniles had been trafficked through social media and online classified ad services, as well as through conventional street trolling. They are only a small part of what officials say is the much larger national problem of child prostitution. “We are trying to take this crime out of the shadows, and put a spotlight on it,” Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, said at a news conference. The 72-hour sweep that lasted through the weekend was the seventh round of a campaign begun in 2003, under the name Operation Cross Country. State, local and federal investigators joined in the latest operation. It could produce federal and, in some cases, state charges against the adults. The alleged pimps could face an assortment of trafficking and other charges. Some pimps arrested in past versions of Operation Cross Country are now serving life sentences or are slated to be in prison for as long as 50 years. The rescued juveniles, meanwhile, face a hard road of recovery from what officials say can be a common history of sexual, emotional and physical abuse. Nearly all of the teen prostitutes rescued during the latest campaign are female. They are all also painfully young: One teen prostitute rescued in Sacramento is 14, an FBI spokesperson said, while another arrested in Fresno is 15. “This is a particularly vulnerable population,” said Drew Oosterbaan, chief of the Justice Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, adding that “traffickers are preying on youth with low self-esteem and minimal support.” Many of the teenagers caught up in the sex trade come from broken homes, officials say. Hosko said the pimps may recruit their prey relatively gently, using compliments and rewards, but then will use violence and hard drugs to keep the juveniles in line. Customers, in turn, are often found at big-time sporting events like the Super Bowl or the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament, Hosko said, or they may be found through online advertising on Backpage or other sites. Unlike Craigslist, the other big popular classified ad website, Backpage still includes a listing for “escorts.” “It is a venue that we look at very closely,” Hosko said, adding that “we will continue to look at Backpage and other (places) where pimps gather.” The Backpage website includes a statement denouncing “human trafficking,” as well as contact information for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A TechCrunch article last year reported that Backpage officials screen for potentially troublesome keywords in submitted ads, and company officials report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children those sex ads suspected of dealing with a minor. “If you’ve seen a missing child, or a child that is being victimized, please take action and make a report,” the Backpage website states. Since Operation Cross Country began a decade ago, the FBI and its partners have recovered more than 2,700 children from the streets. The investigations and subsequent 1,350 convictions have resulted in lengthy sentences, including 10 life terms, and the seizure of more than $3.1 million in assets, FBI officials said. [/QUOTE] [URL]http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/07/29/197946/nationwide-fbi-raids-save-105.html[/URL]
The sex slave trade creeps me the hell out. It's worse than being murdered.
Nice to see they're not jailing the girls too, but instead are trying to get them help. For once the FBI does something good.
Just saw this on CNN. This is uplifting news, but at the same time, this is really sad, because think of all the kids who weren't rescued.
[QUOTE=TestECull;41641216]For once the FBI does something good.[/QUOTE] The FBI seems kinda OK to me though =\
[QUOTE=Elecbullet;41641476]The FBI seems kinda OK to me though =\[/QUOTE] Nah here on FP any sort of law enforcement agency is bad.
[QUOTE=Elecbullet;41641476]The FBI seems kinda OK to me though =\[/QUOTE] Just remember that in the magical realm of Facepunch, all Americans (and by extension any part of their the American Government) are evil and will only do bad things.
They missed the one around the corner from my house, and no, I am not joking.
[QUOTE=TestECull;41641216]Nice to see they're not jailing the girls too, but instead are trying to get them help. For once the FBI does something good.[/QUOTE] Why would the FBI arrest kidnapped children? [editline]29th July 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=frozensoda;41641592]They missed the one around the corner from my house, and no, I am not joking.[/QUOTE] you should probably report it rather than complaining on the internet about it
[QUOTE=Trunk Monkay;41641615]Why would the FBI arrest kidnapped children? [editline]29th July 2013[/editline] you should probably report it rather than complaining on the internet about it[/QUOTE] I have.
[QUOTE=Trunk Monkay;41641615]Why would the FBI arrest kidnapped children?[/QUOTE] They would typically get charged for prostitution and faced jail time. Shit like that makes it more difficult for rings like this to crack, because the victims are afraid to come forward.
[QUOTE=ccg;41641799]They would typically get charged for prostitution and faced jail time. Shit like that makes it more difficult for rings like this to crack, because the victims are afraid to come forward.[/QUOTE] it also makes it really hard for them because they're being held against their will; I think thats more the root of the issue rather than the FBI potentially giving jail time to kidnapped children.
fucking fbi foiling my plans again
[QUOTE=Slacker996;41641839]fucking fbi foiling my plans again[/QUOTE] Reported. They are coming for [B][I]you[/I][/B].
Hey, I live in Charlotte.
[QUOTE=frozensoda;41641653]I have.[/QUOTE] It'd also be pretty nice of you to take her in and give her some shelter instead of just waiting around so she doesn't have to live another day in the hell she's in. 5000th post is honorable and heroic I am proud of myself i would like to thank my cat and also my keyboard for a whole year of great service
Heh I came back from playing SWAT 4 to see this. It was also ironically the rapist mission.
[QUOTE=kaine123;41641548]Just remember that in the magical realm of Facepunch, all Americans (and by extension any part of their the American Government) are evil and will only do bad things.[/QUOTE] nice simplistic view, because it's got nothing to do with the fact that the government is constantly inefficient and incapable of accomplishing the simplest task, as well as continually favoring corporations over the people as well as the multitude of problems they cause in general
[QUOTE=weedscopes;41642152]Heh I came back from playing SWAT 4 to see this. It was also ironically the rapist mission.[/QUOTE]man, i want a swat 5.
[QUOTE=Steve Harvey;41641524]Nah here on FP any sort of law enforcement agency is bad.[/QUOTE] that's because a majority just fucks with you and wants a paycheck i can't tell you how many cops tried to arrest me on a wrongful jurisdiction
[QUOTE=confinedUser;41642338]that's because a majority just fucks with you and wants a paycheck i can't tell you how many cops tried to arrest me on a wrongful jurisdiction[/QUOTE] yeah im sure the MAJORITY is like that because you have been all over the US and the MAJORITY of cops there tried to arrest you on a wrongful whatever, fuck the pOLICE
[QUOTE=confinedUser;41642338]that's because a majority just fucks with you and wants a paycheck i can't tell you how many cops tried to arrest me on a wrongful jurisdiction[/QUOTE] New Mexico police keep arresting you in Texas?
[QUOTE=Derp Y. Mail;41642027]It'd also be pretty nice of you to take her in and give her some shelter instead of just waiting around so she doesn't have to live another day in the hell she's in.[/QUOTE] So I should just become a vigilante, kill the people who are holding her, and rekidnap her myself to give her a "better life" I have a son of my own to worry about, I did my civil duty by reporting it. Weekly. by the way I live in an area of rampant prostitution and I have only gathered that she is both underage and unwilling I can't prove either nor do I set out to.
[QUOTE=frozensoda;41642624]So I should just become a vigilante, kill the people who are holding her, and rekidnap her myself to give her a "better life" I have a son of my own to worry about, I did my civil duty by reporting it. Weekly. by the way I live in an area of rampant prostitution and I have only gathered that she is both underage and unwilling I can't prove either nor do I set out to.[/QUOTE] Uh, no, I said nothing about re-enacting Taken nor "kidnapping her" yourself. I said "take her in and give her shelter so she isn't tortured until help arrives". Or at least bring her to a police station. If you've been reporting it weekly and nothing is happening maybe it's time to step up and do something about it.
[QUOTE=frozensoda;41642624]So I should just become a vigilante, kill the people who are holding her, and rekidnap her myself to give her a "better life" I have a son of my own to worry about, I did my civil duty by reporting it. Weekly. by the way I live in an area of rampant prostitution and I have only gathered that she is both underage and unwilling I can't prove either nor do I set out to.[/QUOTE] driving someone to a police station or letting them stay in your home until police arrive isn't really vigilantism.
[QUOTE=JerryK;41642154]nice simplistic view, because it's got nothing to do with the fact that the government is constantly inefficient and incapable of accomplishing the simplest task, as well as continually favoring corporations over the people as well as the multitude of problems they cause in general[/QUOTE] Yep. This is what I'm sayin'.
[QUOTE=A B.A. Survivor;41641212]The sex slave trade creeps me the hell out. It's worse than being murdered.[/QUOTE] Not really.
[QUOTE=Derp Y. Mail;41642892]Uh, no, I said nothing about re-enacting Taken nor "kidnapping her" yourself. I said "take her in and give her shelter so she isn't tortured until help arrives". Or at least bring her to a police station. If you've been reporting it weekly and nothing is happening maybe it's time to step up and do something about it.[/QUOTE] no. not at all. stop encouraging vigilantism what are you? 12?
[QUOTE=HumanAbyss;41643142]no. not at all. stop encouraging vigilantism what are you? 12?[/QUOTE] I can't tell if this is sarcasm or not. Please tell me it is. You can't seriously be implying that helping someone is vigilantism.
IDK if you guys know this, but most prostitutes have a "owner" type of relationship witht he people who brought them here/brought them into it and those people are known for being very violent to interlopers. Calling it in is a big enough reason to be killed by these people. It is easy to say what should be done, but actually doing it is something else entirely. [editline]30th July 2013[/editline] OK ill tell you what shes usually on the corner of 8th street and 16th avenue in rockford illinois, 61104 go get her.
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