The FBI has rescued 168 children in a coast-to-coast crackdown on sex traffickers, officials said Monday. The week-long operation, called "Cross County VIII," swept 106 cities and resulted in the arrest of 281 pimps who recruited minors off street corners and online. Some of the victims were in the child-welfare system before they went missing, said John Ryan of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which partnered with the FBI. He said that some of kids were not reported missing before they were rescued.
FBI Rescues 168 Children From Sex Traffickers
Monday, Jun 23, 2014 Updated at 5:30 PM EST