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2 Teens in Maryland Rescued During Sex Trafficking Sting: FBI

Five people identified as pimps were arrested, according to the FBI.

Human trafficking is referred to as "modern-day slavery," and many victims are fearful that they cannot get out or they will be harmed. (Credit: Fort Bragg Patch)
Human trafficking is referred to as "modern-day slavery," and many victims are fearful that they cannot get out or they will be harmed. (Credit: Fort Bragg Patch)
Federal agents identified two teens and five pimps in Maryland last week during an operation targeting sex trafficking, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported. The initiative was part of a national sweep that resulted in hundreds of victims and pimps being identified.

Two 16-year-old victims were recovered—one in Baltimore County and the other in Montgomery County—according to The Baltimore Sun.

Five alleged pimps were arrested in Maryland, according to the FBI. Four were found in Prince George's County and one in Baltimore County, the newspaper reported.

The sting was part of Operation Cross Country, a concerted effort by the FBI to combat sex trafficking of youths, which last week resulted in the identification of 168 juvenile victims and 281 pimps, according to the FBI.

Federal agents targeted truck stops, casinos and online dating sites, according to CBS News.

"These are our children—on our streets, [at] our truck stops, our motels," FBI Director James Comey said, in a statement published by USA Today. "These are America's children."

Over the last year and a half, the Baltimore FBI office rescued nearly 50 juvenile prostitutes—20 in Baltimore County, 18 in Prince George's County, six in Baltimore City, three in Anne Arundel County and one in Montgomery County—WJZ reported.

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Wm Thomas Capps June 26, 2014 at 10:35 PM
Salute to the cops.
Pam Wissman June 27, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Thank you so much for covering this topic and letting us know what is happening. Seems the federal gov't is taking this seriously, thank God. MD officials need to wake up and step up in this area as our Baltimore/DC area seems to be a hub.
Jay June 27, 2014 at 12:05 PM
I think MG42 likes little boys?
Wm Thomas Capps June 27, 2014 at 02:20 PM
Just in the past few days there was a sting operation regarding sex trafficking. I have a simple solution. Pimps should spend 50 years in prison with no parole or probation and life in prison; if they are pimping a minor.
Sal Anthony June 30, 2014 at 09:57 PM
Pimps cannot spend that much time in jail for making minors have sex the libs would scream that is to excessive.

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