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Arrests in child prostitution raid

October 28, 2008|Times Wire Reports

More than 600 adults have been arrested and 47 children rescued in a three-day roundup targeting people who force children into prostitution.

The FBI said the roundup by federal, state and local law enforcement occurred in 29 cities, adding that the raids dismantled 12 large-scale prostitution operations run through call services, truck stops, casinos and websites.

The 47 rescued children ranged in age from 13 to 17, and all but one are female.

A total of 642 people were arrested. The FBI says they include 73 pimps and 518 adult prostitutes.

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