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CrimeJuvenile sex trafficking victims recovered during targeted FBI sting

22:15  07 august  2019
22:15  07 august  2019 Source:   wisn.com

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A juvenile sex trafficking victim was recovered in Milwaukee during a month-long targeted sweep with the FBI.

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Operation Independence Day was a month-long FBI-led operation that took place across the country in an effort to arrest alleged sex traffickers and identify and recover juvenile victims.

During the month of July, police across the country worked with the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Forces on the sweep, which in some cases included undercover operations.

A release from the FBI said in total, more than five dozen federal investigations were opened as a result of the sting.

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to racketeering, sex trafficking charges

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In all, 103 juvenile victims were identified or recovered, and 67 suspected traffickers were arrested.

Federal prosecutors have opened 60 sex trafficking cases.

The FBI defines "identified" in these situations as an individual who has been identified as a victim of sex trafficking, and who may or may not be in a current sex trafficking situation.

The FBI defines "recovered" as a child removed from ongoing, continued victimization.

“The FBI is fiercely focused on recovering child victims and arresting the sex traffickers who exploit them,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement. “Through operations like this, the FBI helps child victims escape the abusive life of sex trafficking.”

Other areas that participated in Operation Independence Day include Las Vegas, where 14 juveniles were recovered or identified, and Dallas, where 13 juveniles were found.

Missing North Carolina girl, 4, found in Lewisville after mother arrested in human trafficking sting

Missing North Carolina girl, 4, found in Lewisville after mother arrested in human trafficking sting A 4-year-old girl who was reported missing out of Fayetteville, N.C., was found in Lewisville, police confirmed Friday. Aubriana Recinos was found around 7:50 a.m. according to a Facebook post on the Fayetteville Police Department's page. The child had been reported missing July 8. Her mother, Carmen Lowe, was arrested Thursday in Louisiana, officials said. Lowe, 23, had a warrant out for her arrest for violating a custody order out of Cumberland County, N.C., police said. FBI agents were working a human trafficking operation when Lowe was arrested, according to Fayvetteville police.

In addition, nine juvenile victims were identified or recovered in Detroit and six each in Atlanta and Seattle.

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Newark Police: 12-Year-Old Arrested For Semi-Auto Assault Weapon, Latest Linked To Juvenile Crimes.
A 12-year-old boy is the latest to be charged with possession of a semi-automatic assault weapon in Newark. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio Inc Local police say this case is just the latest incident pointing to an alarming number of crimes, allegedly committed by juveniles. “Since July, we had 26 arrests of juveniles for violent crime, eight for stolen cars,” said Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. “Juveniles are victimizing other juveniles, many non-fatal shooting victims and suspects were under the age of 18.

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